Greg Sankey issues reminder to SEC coaches, players telling them to wear their masks on the sidelines
While the NFL has been fining coaches and teams massive sums for failing to wear masks during games, the SEC is taking a different approach.
This week, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey sent a two-page memo to the 14 schools around the league to remind them of the importance of wearing masks on the sideline during games, according to ESPN.
If the teams don’t do as the league asks, “additional action” could be taken, according to the SEC.
Here is a portion of the memo sent to the 14 SEC schools:
“This past weekend, many fulfilled the requirements established by the Task Force and your commitment to these new requirements are appreciated. Others, including some head coaches, assistant coaches, support staff and student-athletes need clear reminders of the requirement they fulfill the new health protocols intended to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19.”
“We will continue to monitor games and will take additional action, if necessary, to ensure adherence to the approved Task Force requirements as we all work to maintain a healthy environment for everyone around our games.”
Wearing masks on the sideline is part of the COVID protocols put into place by the league leading up to the start of the season.