PGA Tour says COVID-19 checks outcomes shall be delivered in 2-Four hours
Extra particulars have been unveiled on Wednesday concerning the PGA Tour’s “layered testing” part that would be the cornerstone of the circuit’s return to competitors subsequent week on the Charles Schwab Problem.
Stanford Well being was named the circuit’s COVID-19 on-site testing supplier, with plans to deploy three testing models that can arrive at tournaments the Saturday earlier than the primary spherical and can stay on-site via Thursday.
The RT PCR checks that each participant, caddie and lots of officers shall be required to take after they arrive in every match metropolis will take lower than 5 minutes and the outcomes shall be returned inside two to 4 hours. The Tour estimates it’s going to administer round 400 checks every week.
BY Rex Hoggard
— June 1, 2020 at 9:53 AM
A PGA Tour memo to gamers on Monday mentioned at-home COVID-19 testing is definitely “strongly inspired,” however not required.
“We’re extraordinarily happy to companion with Sanford Well being and to make the most of their experience in testing our gamers, caddies and personnel going ahead,” mentioned Andy Levinson, the Tour’s senior vice chairman of match administration. “Not solely will Sanford Well being’s cellular laboratories allow us to ship check leads to a matter of hours in order that our athletes can correctly put together for competitors, however they can even permit us to implement our testing program with out using vital assets from the communities by which we play.”
Every of the cellular models shall be deployed this season to PGA Tour occasions in addition to Korn Ferry Tour and PGA Tour Champions tournaments for testing.