With the start of the 2021 college football season only days away, the Big Ten has finally announced its policy on COVID-related cancellations.

Per a release from the league on Monday, if a team can’t play due to COVID-19 issues in the program, that team will have to forfeit the game.

Additionally, if both teams are dealing with COVID problems, the game will be declared a “no contest.” The full statement can be seen below:

This is a very similar policy to the ones being used by the SEC, Big 12 and Pac-12 for the 2021 season. The ACC’s policy goes a bit further, though. In the ACC, should both teams not be able to play, the game would be declared a loss for both programs.

We’ll see how often these new policies are put into effect this fall. Hopefully, full seasons can be played by squads around the country.