Georgia governor weighs in on the prospect of a UGA football season
With Covid-19 cases spiking in some states, the question of whether or not football season will happen is being highly discussed.
SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey was prepared for positive tests when students returned, and there are several different scenarios on the table for the 2020 season.
Georgia governor Brian Kemp is a big UGA football fan, and he was asked Wednesday about the prospect of a season happening as cases continue to increase. He encouraged young folks to wear masks in public.
“If people, especially our young people, don’t start wearing a mask when they’re going out in public and our numbers keep rising, that’s going to be a tall task,” he said of the prospect of a college football season, via the AJC.
“But if we all hunker down right now, and dig in the next two or three weeks, we can get this turned in the right direction.”
Kemp sounds optimistic about a season happening, but he hasn’t required residents to wear masks yet.
The University of Georgia (along with many others) plans to resume classes this fall during the pandemic. The state of Georgia reported more than 11,000 new coronavirus cases last week.