One of UGA’s biggest fans warned that the college football season is at risk if more people don’t start wearing masks.
That fan is Brian Kemp, governor for the state of Georgia.
“If people, especially our young people, don’t start wearing a mask when they’re going out in public and our numbers keep rising, that’s going to be a tall task,” Kemp said of the prospect of a college football season, per Greg Bluestein of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“But if we all hunker down right now, and dig in the next two or three weeks, we can get this turned in the right direction.”
The Bulldogs are approaching this season as if they will play a regular schedule, but it’s unknown how things will unfold at the start of the season. Within the last couple of weeks, Clemson had 37 football players test positive for COVID-19, while LSU has at least 40 in quarantine.
On Wednesday, South Carolina’s governor declared that there may be no college or high school football in that state if the citizens don’t start taking the safety precautions more seriously.