BRIEF: NCAA updates return-to-sport guidelines

The NCAA released new guidelines on Friday for sports returning for play in the upcoming months. 

 

This was outlined in the second edition of Resocialization of Collegiate Sport: Developing Standards for Practice and Competition.

 

The document offers some updated rules for athletic departments around the country, like putting outdoor sports under different guidelines than indoor sports. The NCAA also added new rules for student athletes who have contracted COVID-19 in the past, since COVID-19 can negatively affect the respiratory system.

 

The new rulebook also states schools should be very careful when sending to away games.

 

The new guidelines were created due to requests from the NCAA Board of Governors. Although these new updates follow both national and state guidelines, the NCAA also stated student athletes should follow local guidelines as well.

 

Along with these new guidelines, the NCAA reminded its members of its COVID-19 Concern Hotline. The purpose of the hotline, according to the NCAA, is to report alleged violations of the COVID-19 resocialization guidelines or events being held by schools that put students at risk. 

 

The NCAA’s COVID-19 Concern Hotline can be reached at 833-661-2819, or covidconcerns@ncaa.org.

 

For more information, read the NCAA’s release about these new guidelines.

 

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