As the NCAA continues to push toward a November start to the College Basketball season, they released a set of health and safety guidelines to try to make the return to the court as safe for the players and staff as possible. You can check them out for yourself here:
NCAA releases health and safety guidelines for college basketball: https://t.co/Inq8fl1AZP pic.twitter.com/u0THgwmy6V— Inside the NCAA (@InsidetheNCAA) September 25, 2020
The main thrusts seem to be that players, staff, and officials will be subject to being tested three times a week, making this the first time in program history players at North Carolina have ever been required to take a test in order to play. The other main point is that “Tier 1” individuals (i.e. players, coaches, and those who are regularly around them) will be distanced from everyone else during games, provided the logistics can be worked out.
There remain an abundance of hurdles to clear prior to the start of the season if things are to be done right and everyone kept safe. With sports leagues and organizations all over the world having started back up, there is certainly a myriad of exampled where things have gone well and poorly and the NCAA seems to be on the right track to make this season happen in a safe environment.