Maryland halts voluntary workouts after most recent COVID-19 screenings
The University of Maryland has halted all voluntary workouts on campus following the most recent round of COVID-19 testing. Emily Giambalvo of The Washington Post reported the news on Saturday afternoon.
Per Giambalvo, Maryland conducted 185 screenings among student-athletes and staff members who are on campus. There were nine tests that returned with positive results.
In June, Maryland administered 105 COVID-19 tests. No student-athletes or staff members tested positive for the virus at that time.
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The program has temporarily suspended voluntary football workouts.
When Maryland tested 105 athletes in June, there were no positive tests.
— Emily Giambalvo (@EmilyGiam) July 11, 2020
Maryland is now the second B1G school to press the pause button on voluntary workouts after recent COVID-19 test results. Earlier this week, Ohio State made the same decision following the latest test results.
However, Ohio State has decided not to release the results of the tests to the public, in an effort to help protect student-athlete privacy. It’s unknown how many tests have been administered and how many positive results have been received.