Pitt football will return to campus for voluntary workouts on June 8, athletic director Heather Lyke announced on Friday.
Voluntary workouts will begin on Monday, June 8, with players undergoing a period of quarantine and testing.
“Preparation for the safe return of our student-athletes, beginning with football on June 8, has been a comprehensive team effort,” Lyke said in a press release. “Our athletic department has worked diligently with University leadership and medical experts using one guiding principle: the health and well-being of our student-athletes and staff. Our current climate dictates that we stay vigilant and flexible in response to fluid circumstances. However, thanks to the efforts of many outstanding medical professionals, we are confident in our campus return plan.”
After that, players that are medically cleared can begin student-led workouts, supervised by the team’s strength and conditioning staff. Those workouts will be limited to groups of a maximum of 10.
While on campus, players will be screened with temperature checks, utilize personal protective equipment and practice social distancing.
“Our football program is incredibly fortunate to have world-class medical experts and resources at our immediate disposal,” head coach Pat Narduzzi said. “We are taking their guidance and advice every step of the way for every activity we’ll engage in this offseason and beyond.”
Pitt’s football team will be the first to return to campus, with other sports’ returns to be announced at a later date.