What is it going to take to cancel games or discontinue the upcoming SEC football season?

The league has announced several key issues to monitor as we continue to approach the coming college football season.

If you missed the news, the Southeastern Conference has issued its medical protocols for the upcoming season following recommendations from the league’s Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force. Those recommendations can be read here.

Found among the task force’s recommendations are considerations for canceling games or potentially halting the college football season.

According to the SEC’s task force, these issues have been outlined as critical moving forward:

Game Discontinuation Considerations

  • Inability to isolate new positive cases, or quarantine high risk contacts of cases of university students.
  • Unavailability or inability to perform symptomatic, surveillance or pre-competition testing when warranted.
  • Campus-wide or local community positivity test rates that are considered unsafe by local public health officials.
  • Inability to perform adequate contact tracing consistent with local, state or federal requirements or recommendations.
  • Local public health officials indicate an inability for the hospital infrastructure to accommodate a surge in COVID-19 related hospitalizations.