Players for the Pittsburgh Panthers and Virginia Tech Hokies will be wearing masks Saturday even while playing on the field, thanks to a new coronavirus restriction handed down by the State of Pennsylvania, ESPN reported.
In a statement issued on Friday, the University of Pittsburgh said, “In alignment with the recent guidance from state officials regarding the current health climate, Pitt’s football team will be appropriately outfitted for Saturday’s game with face coverings to use on the field and sideline. This is being communicated to Virginia Tech’s sports medicine staff as well.”
Virginia Tech confirmed that they, too, would observe the mandate and force players to wear masks both on the sidelines and on the field.
The mandate was released by the Pennsylvania secretary of health this week, saying, “Coaches, athletes, and spectators must wear face coverings while actively engaged in workouts and competition as well as when on the