The NCAA has created a new COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group to help the Indianapolis-based organization steer collegiate sports through the pandemic.
The group includes infectious disease, public health and experts from other medical groups that have already been working with the NCAA and its membership.
The NCAA said the medical advisory group will not make policy but will provide guidance to NCAA’s member schools.
It will review emerging COVID-19 research and data to help the NCAA decide on how sports programs can train, practice, and compete in winter and spring sports.
The group will also assess vaccines and new medical treatments for the purpose of providing guidance to NCAA member schools.
NCAA Chief Medical Officer Brian Hainline will chair this new advisory group, who will provide reports to NCAA President Mark Emmert and the NCAA Board of Governors.