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Pac-12 announces updated COVID-19 guidelines

The Pac-12 announced Monday that, following a meeting of its CEOs, it will will extend the suspension of organized team activities through at least May 31. There will be limited exceptions based on student-athlete well-being, and there will be periodic evaluations between now and the end of May to evaluate whether changes in policy are warranted.

The key elements of the suspension policy are as follows:

* No organized, in-person team activities of any type;

* No in-person voluntary workouts, film study sessions, meetings, technique drills or practices of any type;

* Virtual or online supervised voluntary workouts and skill instruction are not permitted, regardless of location;

* Virtual group activities, including film study, are permitted to two (2) hours per week for football and four (4) hours per week for all other sports.  We are appealing to the NCAA to increase the two-hour football limit in the near future;

* Coaches can recommend written, self-directed workout plans, and taped demonstration videos on workout plans are allowed in order to demonstrate proper form and technique;

* In-person, on-campus nutrition may be provided in circumstances where student-athletes are unable to leave campus, and off-campus nutrition is limited to distribution of products normally available on campus;

* It is fully permissible to provide non-athletically related support to student-athletes, including sports medicine treatments, physical therapy and rehabilitation; academic support; and mental health and wellness support; and

* It is permissible for institutions to provide off-campus student-athletes with apparel and personal equipment that is regularly available to student-athletes when they are on campus for conditioning workouts.  It is not permissible to rent, purchase or arrange for conditioning or strength training equipment or machines.

The previous policy prohibited organized team activities through March 29.