PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pitt football will return next month.

On Friday, Director of Athletics Heather Lyke announced that football student-athletes can return to campus on June 8 for voluntary offseason workouts.

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According to the release, the student-athletes will be quarantined when they arrive. Those who are medically cleared can then participate in workout sessions under the supervision of the strength and conditioning staff.

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Workouts will be limited to 10 student-athletes.

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The university also said the following protocols will be followed:

  • Substantial education for all coaches and student-athletes on Pitt’s safety protocols and their responsibility for maintaining them
  • A testing protocol developed with input from infectious disease experts and other medical professionals
  • Significantly enhanced cleaning protocols for all athletic facilities
  • Mandatory daily screening questionnaire and temperature check for student-athletes and staff
  • Utilization of personal protective equipment (PPE) to minimize exposure and potential virus spread
  • Social distancing guidelines for meetings and workouts, as well as strategic use of smaller groups for strength and conditioning sessions
  • Contact tracing course completion by all athletics training staff members