More positive COVID-19 tests reported from Iowa Athletics
The University of Iowa Athletics Department has reported additional positive test results from COVID-19 screenings. The school released a statement on Monday afternoon.
According to the release, 22 additional tests were conducted for the week of June 22-28, which resulted in five positive cases and 17 negative results. Since testing began on May 29, Iowa Athletics has reported 17 positive tests and 391 negative tests.
“Following the positive test result, protocol established by IU Athletics and medical staff, including contact tracing procedures, is being followed to ensure the safety of all UI Athletics student-athletes and staff,” the statement said. “This mandatory protocol also includes isolation for the individuals who test positive, and quarantine for those individuals who might have been exposed to someone with the virus.”
Iowa is one of several schools that has revealed positive tests in double digits. Clemson, LSU, Texas and Kansas State are other schools at this time that have also reported over 10 positive results.
The Hawkeyes are scheduled to open their 2020 football season on Saturday, Sept. 5 against Northern Iowa.