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Virginia Tech Athletics defends COVID-19 safety protocols

Published: Aug. 5, 2020 at 11:03 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 5, 2020 at 11:55 PM EDT
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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - Virginia Tech’s athletic director, Whit Babcock, and chief medical officer, Dr. Mark Rogers, met with reporters Wednesday to discuss the school’s testing policies, after questions were raised by former cornerback Caleb Farley.

Nearly 250 student athletes from various sports have returned to campus in recent weeks, and the school is satisfied and confident it is doing everything within its power to provide a safe environment.

“Preseason and out of season we are testing more than what the ACC is recommending right now,” said Rogers, “and I think that’s appropriate as well, so I think testing is a piece of this. It lets student athletes look forward to something that is coming up to enforce the behavior that we are kind of educating them on.”

Babcock added, “We are running the play that was called as best practices. While we are all anxious and watching it, I don’t know what we could do better. I’m pleased with the testing amounts and I am pleased with the results.”

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