The Southeastern Conference voted Friday to allow the resumption of athletics activities beginning on June 8.
News: The SEC has voted to allow in-person voluntary athletics activities beginning JUNE 8 pic.twitter.com/0ArY4xZVNK— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) May 22, 2020
The in-person athletics activities are written as “voluntary” and will be conducted “at the direction of each university... under strict supervision of designated university personnel and safety guidelines developed by each institution.”
Workouts and activities had been halted since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has enveloped the entire world.
The conference also outlined its prevention and testing matters, which includes testing of symptomatic team members, the immediate isolation of anyone who is “under investigation or diagnosed with COVID-19” along with contact tracing and a screening process involving three different stages, as well as other guidelines written out:
SEC testing and prevention measures. pic.twitter.com/qsR2B1J5h0— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) May 22, 2020
Now whether or not this entire process is a good idea or a bad idea is still up for debate, of course. Especially considering that they are only going to be testing those who are symptomatic. But nonetheless, I suppose that we’ll see how this goes. Hopefully everything goes smoothly here, but I myself have a lot of reservations about this one.