BYU assistant basketball coach Chris Burgess poses for photos while at the Marriott Center Annex in Provo on Friday, May 3, 2019. BYU officials said Friday the Annex and selected other athletic training facilities on campus will re-open on June 1, 2020, after being closed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. | Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

Cougars’ athletic director Tom Holmoe says the school will re-open its athletic training facilities gradually as allowed by the NCAA and local government officials

PROVO — BYU announced Friday that it will begin reopening some of its athletic training facilities on June 1.

The announcement comes two days after the NCAA Division I Council said Division I football and basketball student-athletes can participate in on-campus voluntary athletic activities beginning June 1.

A BYU news release says the athletic department is working “in collaboration with University leaders and government health officials” to provide its student-athletes an opportunity to return the first day in June “and participate in volunteer workout activities.”

The first phase of reopening will be limited to football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball student-athletes, the school said, promising access for other athletes in subsequent phases “subject to future NCAA directives.”

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