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Voluntary, in-person activities can resume June 15th at WSU

The athletic department made the announcement this afternoon and outsided procedures to keep athletes safe.

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As Whitman County, the home of Washington State University, finds its way out of the more strict COVID-19 related restrictions, student-athletes will finally be able to return to campus on a voluntary basis. The school announced this afternoon that voluntary workouts can resume at the school on Monday, June 15th.

“We are fully prepared to begin the phased-in, voluntary return for our WSU Student-Athletes,” said athletic direct Pat Chun in a release. “We want to thank President Schulz and our university leadership for working diligently and collaboratively throughout this entire process as we re-acclimate our student-athletes into an environment that promotes health and safety.”

The school says, as part of the return, all athletes will have to self-quarantine for seven days while anyone traveling back from an international location will need to do so for 14 days. Every student-athlete will also get an anti-body test and receive daily temperature and symptom testing.

Only student-athletes on a fall sports team will be allowed to return to campus for workouts, which includes the big three of football, soccer and volleyball. The remaining student-athletes will be welcomed back to campus at a to-be-determined date, according to the school.

Whitman County will move to Phase 3 of the Safe Start Washington plan this week.