Ohio State Reveals Plan to Safely Bring Athletes Back

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Before the Ohio State football team can possibly return to what may well be a half-filled Horseshoe, student-athletes must return to campus to prepare.

That, for sure, will look vastly different, according to plans outlined by OSU athletic director Gene Smith. Ohio State will welcome student-athletes back June 8 to the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, where they will work out in carefully orchestrated shifts. As reported by Sports Illustrated, the weight room in that facility measures 15,000 square feet, but Smith said OSU will allow only 10 players to work out simultaneously, after which the facility will be sanitized before 10 more players can enter. He estimates that will permit only 50 players to work out in any one day.

Smith added that OSU will consult medical opinions on a response if a player tests positive for COVID-19 after working out in its facilities.

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