Freshmen told not to report to campus after three Oklahoma State football players test positive for COVID-19
Oklahoma State is now telling its freshman summer student-athletes enrollees to not report to campus after a handful of football players tested positive for COVID-19. GoPokes.com reported the news on Wednesday.
According to the report, three players tested positive for the virus. Over 150 staff, administration and student-athletes have been tested at Oklahoma State so far. The three student-athletes who tested positive were asymptomatic.
“Positives were expected and the plan for that scenario has been activated,” senior associated athletic director Kevin Klintworth said in a tweet. “We will be as forthcoming as possible on the covid issues.”
Staff members with Oklahoma State’s football program began testing on Friday and there were no positive cases.
Oklahoma State is the second school in the Big 12 to report positive cases. Also on Wednesday, Iowa State revealed that one worker in the athletic department tested positive while four others were experiencing symptoms.