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SEC sent on a press release confirming athletic activities can begin June 8.

SEC TO PERMIT VOLUNTARY IN-PERSON ATHLETICS ACTIVITIES BEGINNING ON JUNE 8

Student-Athletes Given Opportunity to Engage in Strength & Conditioning Activities That Can Be Effectively Monitored and Performed While Social Distancing

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (May 22, 2020) - Voluntary in-person athletics activities may resume on Southeastern Conference campuses, at the discretion of each university, beginning June 8 under strict supervision of designated university personnel and safety guidelines developed by each institution, the SEC announced Friday.

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the SEC had suspended all athletics activities through May 31. June 8 will begin a transition period that will allow student-athletes to gradually adapt to full training and sports activity after this recent period of inactivity. Under plans developed by each university and consistent with state and local health directives, certain activities will be permitted based on the ability to participate in controlled and safe environments, while also maintaining recommended social distancing measures.

The decision to resume athletics activities, which at this time is limited by the NCAA to voluntary activities supervised by strength and conditioning personnel, was made with the guidance of the Conference’s Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force. Created by the SEC’s Presidents and Chancellors in April and comprised of a cross-section of leading public health, infectious disease and sports medicine professionals from across the SEC’s 14 member institutions, the Task Force will remain active to provide continued advice and guidance to the SEC and its members as they prepare for a return to competition.

“The safe and healthy return of our student-athletes, coaches, administrators and our greater university communities have been and will continue to serve as our guiding principle as we navigate this complex and constantly-evolving situation,” said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. “At this time, we are preparing to begin the fall sports season as currently scheduled, and this limited resumption of voluntary athletic activities on June 8 is an important initial step in that process. Thanks to the blueprint established by our Task Force and the dedicated efforts of our universities and their athletics programs, we will be able to provide our student-athletes with far better health and wellness education, medical and psychological care and supervision than they would otherwise receive on their own while off campus or training at public facilities as states continue to reopen.”

As part of its recommendations, the Task Force prepared a series of best practices for screening, testing, monitoring, tracing, social distancing and maintaining cleaned environments. These recommendations will serve as a roadmap for each school prior to and upon the return of student-athletes to their campuses.

“While each institution will make its own decisions in creating defined plans to safely return student-athletes to activity, it is essential to employ a collaborative approach that involves input from public health officials, coaches, sports medicine staff, sports performance personnel and student-athletes,” Sankey said. “Elements of the Task Force recommendations provided key guidance for determining the date of the return to activity.”

In addition to standard infection prevention measures as approved by public health authorities such as facility cleaning and social distancing, recommended enhanced health and safety measures include:

  • Enhanced education of all team members on health and wellness best practices, including but not limited to preventing the spread of COVID-19
  • A 3-stage screening process that involves screening before student-athletes arrive on campus, within 72 hours of entering athletics facilities and on a daily basis upon resumption of athletics activities
  • Testing of symptomatic team members (including all student-athletes, coaches, team support and other appropriate individuals)
  • Immediate isolation of team members who are under investigation or diagnosed with COVID-19 followed by contact tracing, following CDC and local public health guidelines
  • A transition period that allows student-athletes to gradually adapt to full training and sport activity following a period of inactivity
During the month of June, NCAA regulations permit only strength and conditioning personnel to supervise voluntary on-campus athletics activities in the sports of football and men’s & women’s basketball. A current waiver that permits eight (8) hours of virtual film review has been extended through June 30 for football and basketball.

Consistent with NCAA regulations, organized practices and other required physical activities remain prohibited in all sports. A previously announced suspension of in-person camps and coaches clinics conducted by SEC institutions remains in effect until July 31.
 

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Before corona I had a lot of faith that our economy would survive anything but now I don't know.
 

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General Mattis is a fool for saying that if he did. Would not be decorum for any officer. POTUS always said good things about him. Yes when he made mistakes in hiring he had to have a reason to fire them. He is not for war.
 

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You mean the guy that Trump called the "world's most overrated general?" Trump only says "good things" about people when they suck up to him. The minute they don't toe the company line, defend him, suck up to him, etc. he has no use for you. I can only imagine what kind of hell Mattis was living in being a lifelong military man that had to sit there and listen to Trump talk about how much more he knows about the military than "all the generals" and his general lack of knowledge. And I almost passed out from laughter at "he is not for war." Yeah, the same dude that will threaten to bomb a country if their leader insults him is totally against war lmao
 

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Trump is the ass that we are burdened with at this time. The office is more like a temporary Kingship now, and it corrupts. JMO, it is un American to vote for either party.
 

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I am convinced at this point people vote against someone more so than for someone. Another factor is you vote for the principals of the party you most align with. I have not seen a candidate that I have been excited about in loooooong time.
 

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Really! The whole Gov mainly the dems have been on a witch hunt for him since he has been elected. They lied about Russia, Ukraine, and many conspiracies that continues today. He strikes back and is raw with his responses but what other politician has done it without pay. See where he has donated his salary and see his love of the country. His mistakes are there but his resolve is strong. It's not just his way to be polite. Him declaring churches an essential business is another example.
 

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Interesting that Fauci has changed his view on all of this. Now he's way more concerned about the economy than the virus?
 

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No... he lied about Russia, he lied about the Ukraine (and did a good job at brainwashing people) and he promotes idiotic conspiracy theories so people will froth at the mouth while they defend him. A lot of presidents donate their salaries to charity. Very few of them have made millions upon millions of dollars off their presidency like he has, though, but yeah he's only in it for his "love of the country." Him declaring churches as essential was nothing more than a publicity stunt and it definitely worked.

He is a vile human being.

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No other human being on this earth could get away with the bullshit he gets away.
 

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One of my brothers died yesterday. He had a massive heart attack but he had fever and cough right before that happened. We do not know yet if he had it but I would not doubt it, as he was a truck driver and worked through most of this, all over the eastern US. The worst part of this, besides losing my brother, I have a weaker immune system and have been saying at home for the last few months and I cannot even go to his visitation or funeral. I am only going to the burial and staying away from everyone else.
 

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"@BamaBoyJosh. Said a lot of Presidents donated their salaries. I am not familiar with recent ones that have. JFK and Hoover did.
 

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