Rutgers announces return date for student-athletes
Rutgers has announced its plan to allow student-athletes to return to campus. It becomes one of several B1G schools that has a plan in place to allow players to return to participate in voluntary workouts.
The transition back to campus begins on Monday, June 15 for Rutgers football players.
“The health and safety of our students, coaches and administrators has been our paramount concern throughout this process,” said athletic director Pat Hobbs. “With the guidance of healthcare experts, University administration, and in consultations with the Offices of the Governor and Secretary for High Education, we have devised a carefully detailed plan with protocols and processes for how our athletic facilities will be used in this time of COVID-19.”
As part of the return plan, student-athletes will undergo daily health screenings and temperature checks. Protocols are in place for individuals who test positive for coronavirus or have been in contact with others who have tested positive for the virus.
Several athletic departments across the country have been opening their doors to student-athletes with proper protocols in place. While aa return to sports hasn’t quite reached the finish line just yet, there’s plenty of momentum heading that direction.