KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) – Sports in the southeast are taking a step toward returning to normal, according to the Southeastern Conference.
A tweet from the SEC says voluntary in-person athletic activities will be allowed to resume on campuses June 8.
Activities may only continue at the discretion of each individual university.
University of Tennessee Athletic Director Phillip Fulmer tweeted out his own statement, saying they are excited for the return of student-athletes to campus.
Fulmer said in his statement UT will resume activities on June 8, and staff and student-athletes should be prepared for a “new normal.”
The tweet says the activities will be under “strict supervision” by university personnel, and each school will issue their own safety guidelines.
Continuing coverage of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.