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Pac-12 allows sports to resume voluntary in-person workouts June 15

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The Pac-12 will allow college athletes to return to campus for voluntary workouts starting June 15.

The decision allows individual campuses to make the choice of when and how to reopen their campuses based on local restrictions.

“As states have either already opened or begin to open up access to parks, gyms and other training facilities, student-athletes should have the option at this time to be in, what for many, will be a much safer environment on campus, where they can have access to the best available health, well-being and training support,” Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said in a press release Tuesday.

The decision was guided by the Pac-12 COVID-19 medical advisory committee, which released additional considerations for schools with athletes returning to campus and athletic facilities.

The recommendations include being symptom free, educating athletes and staff, setting up a contact tracing system and requiring face coverings at all times.

The committee also recommended athletes work out in small groups and maintain physical distancing at all times.

Last week, the NCAA permitted conferences and schools to reopen campuses for voluntary in-person workouts for football and basketball programs starting June 1.

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