Minnesota reports positive COVID-19 tests among student-athletes
The University of Minnesota Athletic Department has reported multiple positive tests following COVID-19 screenings. The school released the information on Tuesday.
According to Andy Greder of the Pioneer Press, seven student-athletes tested positive for COVID-19 as screenings were conducted this month. The school said that 170 total tests were conducted.
The individuals who tested positive will now isolate. The school also did contact tracing, which means those who were in contact with individuals who provided positive tests will also be quarantined.
News: #Gophers announce seven student-athletes have tested positive for #COVID19 among 170 total tests conducted in June. The U said they did contact tracing, so those with positive tests will isolate and those "potentially exposed" also were asked to quarantine.
— Andy Greder (@andygreder) June 30, 2020
Several schools have reported positive COVID-19 tests as student-athletes have returned to campus.
The NCAA lifted its moratorium on organized team activities on June 1. Student-athletes have been able to participate in voluntary team workouts for the past month.