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UCLA to Allow Athletes to Begin Training for Fall
Phase One of the Athletic Department's "Return to Training" plan begins Monday.
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While we still may not know if or when college sports will be allowed to return, the UCLA Athletic Department announced yesterday that “[s]tarting Monday, Fall Olympic sport (men's and women's soccer, women's volleyball, men's water polo and cross country) student-athletes who live locally and football student-athletes may choose to return to campus to begin the process of returning to voluntary and permissible activities. The Return to Campus phase (Phase One) will consist of COVID-19 and antibody testing and comprehensive screening of both physical and mental well-being prior to the Return to Athletic Performance activities (Phase Two).”
Additional details will be announced later this week in a virtual press conference.
While this does still does not mean that there will certainly be a football or any sports season this Fall, it certainly represents a move towards normalcy.
The announcement doesn’t answer the biggest question facing all of sports: What are they going to do if one or more athletes should test positive for COVID-19?
Hopefully, we’ll start to have more news as we approach the July 1 deadline to renew football season tickets.
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