Report: Following full-team quarantine, Michigan State resumes football workouts
Following a 14-day quarantine for the entire football team, Michigan State has resumed workouts.
Wednesday, Chris Solari of the Detroit Free Press reported that the Spartans are back to workouts this week after spending the last two weeks in quarantine. The protocol was established after an increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases among student-athletes and staff members within the football program.
The 14-day quarantine began on July 22 and ended on Aug. 4. Michigan State is one of two B1G programs to have its entire team quarantine this summer, along with Rutgers.
MSU football resumed team workouts today per a program spokesman. Spartans were under a 14-day quarantine from July 22 to Tuesday.
— Chris Solari (@chrissolari) August 5, 2020
Michigan State’s workouts resume on the same day that the B1G released the revised, 10-game conference schedule for the 2020 football season.
On Monday, Michigan State revealed that there were still positive tests among student-athletes on campus.
According to a release from the school, the athletic department tested 122 student-athletes between the dates of July 20-24 and received 16 positive results — an over 10 percent infection rate. Additionally, four staff members tested positive for the virus.
“All members of the football team are currently in isolation or quarantine, while awaiting completion of a requested 14-day quarantine that began on July 22,” the school said. “As part of the athletic department’s return to campus policy, student-athletes have been asked to quarantine when coming into close contact with an individual who tests positive for COVID-19. The university has designated areas available to house individuals in quarantine as needed based upon the living arrangements for student-athletes.”