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NCAA announces next set of return-to-sports guidelines

Returning to college sports in less than two months is a hot-button topic all across the country. From armchair experts, to rabid fans, to the student-athletes and coaches themselves; everyone agrees that they want to see fall sports and football this fall.

The NCAA released updated information the return to school plans for student-athletes this fall.

A few key updates listed from the NCAA are 72-hour testing time frame for high-contact sports, daily self-health checks, appropriate facial coverings during practice, training and outside of sports, and adherence to local community and university regulations.

From the NCAA President Mark Emmert: “When we made the extremely difficult decision to cancel last spring’s championships it was because there was simply no way to conduct them safely,” Emmert says. “This document lays out the advice of health care professionals as to how to resume college sports if we can achieve an environment where COVID-19 rates are manageable. Today, sadly, the data point in the wrong direction. If there is to be college sports in the fall, we need to get a much better handle on the pandemic.”

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