75 Penn State football players returning to campus Monday

Penn State will begin bringing some students back to campus Monday, including 75 football players.

Voluntary workouts for football players who have been medically cleared can begin on June 15.

The school said players have been prescribed quarantines in preparation for their return. All players will be tested for COVID-19.

Players will be limited to groups of 20 for their workouts and will be supervised by performance enhancement and sports medicine staffs.

A date for the return of the rest of the team will be set later.

“We are looking forward to the return of our student-athletes in the coming weeks and hope this is the first step to a full return for the fall,” vice president for intercollegiate athletics Sandy Barbour said in a statement. “We are appreciative of President (Eric) Barron for including (intercollegiate athletics) in this first wave of students coming back to campus.”

Players will be required to practice social distancing guidelines in both meetings and workouts and to use PPE.

“We are very confident in our plan and will continue to keep the health, safety and well-being of our students, coaches, staff and community as our top priority,” Barbour said in the statement.


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