NCAA announces COVID-19 testing guidelines

What the sport of college football looks like during the 2020 season largely remains to be seen.

But assuming there is college football to be played, schools are no longer in the dark when it comes to COVID-19 testing guidelines.

The NCAA is recommending all players get tested within 72 hours of each game and that goes for all high-risk sports.

Any player who tests positive for the coronavirus will be forced to isolate for ten days and will only be allowed to return to action after at least three days without symptoms.

Other recommendations include the use of face coverings and adherence to social distancing protocols during training.

Here’s a statement from 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. This document lays out the advice of healthcare professionals as to how to resume college sports if we can achieve an environment where COVID-19 rates are manageable. Today, sadly, the data points 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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