According to a release from Clemson: football and basketball athletes will return to campus for voluntary activities starting June 8. This decision comes six days after the NCAA Division I Council voted to allow voluntary on-campus activities — beginning June 1 — for football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball.
Clemson president Jim Clements also came out last week and said that the university is on pace for the fall semester — students moving into residence halls and in-person classes.
Clemson players headed back to campus June 8. pic.twitter.com/j1S4LowWXF
— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) May 26, 2020
As the release notes, Clemson is looking to build a layer of protection with a de facto 14-day quarantine. Athletes will undergo a period of social distancing for seven days prior to arriving on campus. After that, athletes will then do the same in the Clemson “area.”
This seems like a tough procedure to enforce and follow; however, once those athletes complete the two-week period sans symptoms, they become eligible to start pre-participation physicals with the university’s sports medicine program.
Clemson football players will be tested for both COVID-19 and possible antibodies. They must also complete a daily screening before entering facilities.
— Grace Raynor (@gmraynor) May 26, 2020