Report provides update on Michigan's COVID-19 situation
It appears that anonther B1G football game are in jeopardy.
On Monday, the Michigan Football program paused all team activities based on presumptive positive COVID-19 tests. The team was alerted early on Monday morning and according to Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh on Tuesday, the move was “out of an abundance of caution.”
The team is awaiting word on the length of the halt, and whether team activities will resume.
Harbaugh penned an open letter earlier this year voicing his desire for his team to play after the B1G initially canceled the 2020-21 season, and has done so multiple times since.
“This isn’t easy. This is hard,” Harbaugh said in an open letter. “It is proven that the conduct, discipline and structure within our program have led to these stellar results. We respect the challenge that the virus has presented, however, we will not cower from it. We have developed a great prototype for how we can make this work and provide the opportunity for players to play.
“If you are transparent and follow the rules, this is how it can be done. I am forever proud of our players, parents, coaches and staff for being leaders and role models in our sport, at our institution and in society. We will continue to follow all health and safety guidelines, teach, train, and coach those young men and their families that have put their trust in us, while advocating for a football season in the fall. In quoting President Theodore Roosevelt, we do this ‘so that our place will not be among the cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.'”
Michigan is scheduled to host Maryland on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 2:30PM – but we’ll have to wait and see.
Was told only one of the handful of presumptive positive tests returned positive (UM football) after PCR testing. Michigan paused Monday as Harbaugh said: "out of an abundance of caution" Awaiting word on when/if team resumes team activities.
— angelique (@chengelis) December 1, 2020