Ohio State University Athletic Director Gene Smith is the latest to urge people to wear masks while out in public spaces. The Buckeye AD released a short video to promote the safety precaution.

“Buckeyes, we miss you. We would really like to see you in The Shoe this fall,” Smith said in the video. “So please, wear your mask. Go Buckeyes!”

Ohio State welcomed student-athletes back to campus in June to begin preparations for the fall sports season. When the NCAA lifted its ban on organized team activities, several schools allowed players to return to campus for voluntary workouts.

Despite the early momentum for a college football season, a rising number of COVID-19 cases in certain parts of the country have slowed down the positive energy. Because many health officials are saying that wearing a mask can help slow the spread of the virus, high-profile coaches and athletic directors are urging fans to take the safety precaution.

Currently, the 2020 college football season is scheduled as planned. However, there has been no concrete decision made on fall sports at this time.

Ohio State is set to open the season on Saturday, Sept. 5 against Bowling Green.