High-profile ACC matchup postponed over COVID-19 concerns
A high-profile ACC game scheduled for Saturday has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.
Tuesday, Notre Dame announced that its matchup against Wake Forest on Sept. 26 has been postponed due to concerns with the virus. The school says that it conducted 94 COVID-19 tests on Monday, returning seven positive results.
“In consultation with the St. Joseph County (IN) Department of Health, the Notre Dame Football program has decided to pause all football-related activites until further testing is completed,” the school said. “Combined with last week’s testing results, a total of 13 players are currently in isolation, with 10 in quarantine.
“The ACC and Wake Forest have been notified, and the process of rescheduling the game originally slated for Sept. 26 is underway.”
Postponed or canceled games will be part of the “new normal” for college football in 2020, as the sport continues to combat the COVID-19 virus. Already, several games at the Group of 5 and Power 5 level have been either canceled or postponed.
Notre Dame is 2-0 this season while Wake Forest is 0-2.