Oklahoma Football Returning In Fall?
Is Oklahoma football returning in the fall? That is the question many are asking this week.
According to school president Joseph Harroz Jr., the answer is yes.
“After careful deliberation, our intention is to return to in-person educational operations on all three campuses by this fall, offering traditional instruction and residential life,” Harroz said.
“We are doing everything we can to make that realistic and safe.”
He did not stop there, though.
“We are prepared to adapt instructional and housing models as appropriate to protect our community and still offer the life-changing in-person OU experience,” he said.
“Flexibility will be a guiding principle as we navigate the coming months, and we will ensure that our students, faculty, and staff are presented with appropriate options to return to our campuses, keeping their safety top of mind.”
Long story short – an attempt to regain normalcy is on the way.
Oklahoma announces it plans to have classes on campus in the fall. Texas made a similar annoucement this week. It’s a glimmer of hope for football in the fall. https://t.co/IkD8Wrt73h
— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) April 24, 2020
“While we cannot eliminate all risk, we will mitigate it in every reasonable way we can,” he continued.
“We are fortunate to benefit from the expertise of our own public health and infectious diseases experts, and we are consulting daily with our subject-matter scientists and physicians. Safety precautions will be at the forefront of all campus operations, from the classrooms to the residence halls.
“Those measures include adapting class schedules, utilizing larger classrooms for the practice of greater social distancing, enabling the widespread use of masks and other PPE, increasing on-campus testing, and providing enhanced cleaning throughout all of our campuses.
“Over the coming weeks, we will work tirelessly to identify the best ways to create the safest possible environment for our campus communities, and we will share the elements of our plan as they continue to be refined.”
Oklahoma is expected to return to normal in the coming months.