Ohio State football players had to sign a waiver acknowledging COVID-19 risks before they could take part in voluntary workouts, The Columbus Dispatch reported Sunday.
The newspaper, through a public records request, obtained the two-page waiver that outlined potential risks and instructed the players to abide by school health and safety protocols. By signing the document, each player made a "pledge to take responsibility for my own health and help stop the spread of the COVID-19."
In the document, the school said it is "following the coronavirus guidelines issued by the CDC and other experts to reduce the spread of infection" but that didn't guarantee the university could reduce all risks of contracting the coronavirus or other infections.
The parents of players were aren't yet 18 had to sign the waiver.
Football players returned to campus on Monday. Men's and women's basketball players can begin working out next week.
Ohio State said it has followed the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the state Department of Health in developing its protocols, the Dispatch reported. Players were tested for the coronavirus before workouts, but the school has not revealed any results.
--Field Level Media