Michigan's football program hasn't had a single positive COVID-19 test in August
Michigan’s football team is setting the standard when it comes to following new health and safety protocols with COVID-19. Even with the season postponed by the B1G, the Wolverines are doing everything to remain safe on campus.
According to a tweet from Sean Magee, the associate athletic director for football, the team has not reported a single positive test in the 822 COVID-19 tests administered in the month of August. That’s certainly something to celebrate.
“Enormously proud of our [Michigan football] players,” Magee wrote. “For the month of Aug., we administered 822 COVID tests with ZERO positive results. As [Coach Jim Harbaugh] said, this isn’t easy — this is hard. We can do this as a community with discipline, respect for the virus and proper protocols.”
Enormously proud of our @UMichFootball players. For the month of Aug, we administered 822 COVID tests with ZERO positive results.
As @CoachJim4UM said, this isn’t easy-this is hard. We can do this as a community with discipline, respect for the virus and proper protocols #GoBlue
— Sean Magee (@UMichMagee) August 29, 2020
It makes sense as to why Harbaugh, Michigan players and parents wanted the fall season to move forward. With players, coaches and staff doing everything right and limiting the number of positive cases, they certainly believed a football season could have been completed safely.
On Saturday morning, the University of Michigan’s athletic department updated its COVID-19 testing results. For the week of Aug. 22-28, the school conducted 616 screenings with 3 positive results.
None of those three were associated with the football program.