Penn State will bring some students back June 8, including 75 football players

Penn State will bring some students back June 8, including 75 football players

Penn State will begin welcoming some students back to campus June 8, and 75 football players are on the list. The news was announced Thursday night, as the university said that it will also begin welcoming back other students who need “access to specialized facilities, in-person mentoring or early arrival for successful transition to the fall semester.” All classes have been held in a virtual setting since March because of the coronavirus pandemic. Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf and the state’s Department of Education said this week that Friday, June 5 is the first day colleges can hold in-person classes again. It was not immediately clear which players would get to report first, but it’s likely that the members of the Class of 2020 who did not report in January could be on the early list, as the school and football program would benefit by getting them acclimated to campus life as quickly as possible. “Following CDC and local government guidelines, as well as tracking and implementing recommendations coming from the NCAA Sport Science Institute and the Big Ten Conference’s task force for Emerging Infectious Disease, the Penn State Athletics sports performance team developed in-depth protocols for the student-athletes and staff,” a news release said. "The protocols include wearing of masks, daily health screening and small group activities, as well as additional usage and sanitation regulations facilities, including carefully guided access to buildings. “Student-athletes have begun a prescribed quarantine in preparation for their return to campus and will be tested and quarantined upon ...
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