Georgia adds football helmets to summer workouts

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All week long, we’ve been reporting bad news about high school football seasons being pushed back in eleven different states. Here’s now good news.

The Georgia High School Association will allow helmets during summer workouts beginning Monday. Schools will have to sanitize helmets before and after each workout.

The GHSA is also working toward opening Fall camps on-time with the acclimatization period beginning July 27.

Below is what appears on the GHSA website:

The GHSA and the Sports Medicine Advisory Council appreciates our member schools’ continued efforts in the successful implementation of the Coronavirus Guidance Plan.

After our meeting today, the GHSA has elected to implement the use of football helmets only with the following stipulations: 1) football players may be issued a football helmet to begin using on July 20th and 2) schools must sanitize the helmet before and after each workout. All previously distributed correspondence is still in place until further notice, especially no use of locker rooms

The GHSA and the SMAC has started the discussion concerning the start of the acclimatization period (beginning July 27), first date for practice (August 1) and the first contest date (different for each Sport/Activity).  More information will be available following next week’s meeting.   

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