After pausing team activities earlier this week due to an increase in coronavirus cases within the program, Ohio State reopened the Woody Hayes Athletic Center on Friday.
According to sports information director Jerry Emig, players who tested negative multiple times this week were able to participate in individual and small group workouts. The pause was initially scheduled to last for one week.
“Our decisions on the welfare of our student-athletes, staff members and those coming to our campus, and our determination as to when we will reopen and resume activities, will continue to be guided by our medical staff,” athletic director Gene Smith said on Tuesday. “We have been successful in safely hosting nearly 100 athletic events on campus this year with limited disruptions, but this pandemic is not over.
“We will continue to stress the safety measures of wearing masks, consistent and thorough hand washing and physical distancing and we will remain vigilant in those areas.”
The Buckeyes are set to begin spring practice next Friday, March 19.
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