The NCAA released its health and safety guidelines for the upcoming basketball season, suggesting that players and coaches get tested for COVID-19 three times per week.

The NCAA Sport Science Institute partnered with the NCAA COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group to create the guidelines.

"This basketball resocialization guidance is based on the best information available in a rapidly changing COVID-19 environment. It is predicated on the assumption that rapid testing capabilities will be readily available later this year. We will constantly assess emerging information as we prepare for the start of the basketball season at the end of November," said NCAA president Mark Emmert. 

Basketball received a "high contact risk sport" classification, with an estimated 25-30 Tier 1 individuals per team.

The guidelines suggest that players and coaches don't need to observe social distancing rules on the bench, though Tier 2 individuals and scorekeepers should observe distancing and mask rules.