Gamers, caddies who check constructive can return to play with sure restrictions
In what the PGA Tour is asking a clarification relating to its well being and security plan, gamers or caddies who proceed to check constructive for COVID-19 can now return to competitors below sure pointers.
Final week, the Tour introduced a transfer to a “test-based mannequin” for asymptomatic circumstances, which implies that anybody who assessments constructive could be allowed to return competitors in the event that they returned two damaging assessments that had been administered no less than 24 hours aside.
Wednesday’s clarification addressed a participant or caddie who continues to check constructive after 10 days for the reason that first signs appeared and hasn’t had a fever for 72 hours. That participant could be allowed to return to competitors with sure restrictions.
BY Carson Williams
— July 1, 2020 at 8:12 PM
Efficient instantly, any participant or caddie who assessments constructive for COVID-19 however seems asymptomatic might return to competitors following two damaging check outcomes no less than 24 hours aside.
This week’s Workday Charity Open would be the first occasion to permit for what is taken into account a “symptom-based mannequin,” and three gamers who proceed to check constructive for the coronavirus – Dylan Frittelli, Denny McCarthy and Nick Watney – will likely be allowed to compete within the occasion, though with restricted onsite entry.
Underneath the mannequin, gamers who proceed to check constructive will likely be required to play by themselves or with gamers in an identical state of affairs. Frittelli, McCarthy and Watney will likely be grouped collectively for Rounds 1 and a couple of at Muirfield Village.
“They don’t seem to be presumed to be contagious at that time,” stated Dr. Tom Hospel, the Tour’s medical adviser.
The clarification follows the CDC’s “Return to Work” pointers that addresses continued constructive check outcomes which have grow to be a broad concern past golf.
“I might say that this is a matter that people are dealing with as they’re getting steering to offering the opinions on returning people again to work or again into society,” Hospel stated. “We’re discovering that people, sure people can proceed to check constructive this manner with their PCR swabs for an indefinite time period.”