GA Tech Athletics implements Phase 1 of athletes’ return to campus


Student Athletes make their way through the COVID-19 Checkpoints to return to campus for voluntary workouts.


From the Georgia Tech Athletic Department:

As we move towards beginning Phase I of Georgia Tech athletics’ return to campus on Monday (June 15), I just wanted to pass along our policies for media coverage. As a reminder, in Phase I, student-athletes that are local to the Atlanta area will be permitted to participate in voluntary activities in our on-campus weight rooms and athletic training areas (click HERE for details). We expect approximately 75 student-athletes (across all sports) to take part in on-campus voluntary activities during Phase I.

As you’ll see below, there is very little that we can offer in the way of media coverage and assets during Phase I. This is partly due to safety protocols that are in place to protect our student-athletes, staff and you, which is our No. 1 priority. But it is also due in large part to NCAA regulations regarding publicity of voluntary workouts. Our Phase I media policies include:

  • Due to safety protocols and NCAA regulations, media will not be permitted to come to Georgia Tech athletic facilities to cover student-athletes returning for voluntary activities.
  • Due to NCAA regulations, Georgia Tech athletics is not permitted to grant requests to interview student-athletes regarding voluntary activities.
  • Georgia Tech athletics will attempt to take photos and record b-roll of student-athletes arriving on campus next week to distribute for media use, pending our ability to do so within the guidelines of safety protocols and NCAA regulations.
  • All student-athletes will be tested for Covid-19 prior to being permitted to participate in voluntary activities on campus. Notifications of confirmed cases of Covid-19 at Georgia Tech are reported on a daily basis at noon on the following webpage: http://health.gatech.edu/coronavirus/health-alerts. A confirmed case is defined as a person who has tested positive for the 2019 novel coronavirus. The reporting structure follows the format adopted by the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Mike Flynn
Assistant A.D. / Communications & Public Relations

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