Following the state of Pennsylvania’s mandate on expanded mask wearing, which includes all elementary and high school athletes even when competing, Pitt plans on doing the same.
The University of Pittsburgh athletic department issued a statement saying that members of both Pitt and Virginia Tech will be wearing masks during tomorrow’s game.
“In alignment with the recent guidance from state officials regarding the current health climate, Pitt’s football team will be appropriately outfitted for Saturday’s game with face coverings to use on the field and sideline. This is being communicated to Virginia Tech’s sports medicine staff as well.”
Prior to this, just members of Pitt’s coaching staff and athletes not participating on the field wore masks during the game but with the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, this is now being extended to the playing field.
The Pittsburgh Steelers say that they are exempt from the mask requirement during play.
Update (5:13 PM)-