Purdue athletics reports first positive COVID-19 case
The athletic department at Purdue University has announced its first positive COVID-19 test since student-athletes have been permitted to return to campus. The school released a statement on Thursday.
Details on the situation were limited. Purdue did not specify whether the individual who tested positive was a student-athlete, coach or staff member. It was also not reveal when the positive test was received.
“We are following the protocol and procedures that have been established based on guidance from the Big Ten, NCAA and our own medical advisors,” Purdue said, according to the Journal & Courier. “The individual who tested positive is currently quarantined and receiving prescribed medical care as needed. Our medical team continues to monitor the health and wellness of those impacted by this test result. We are also continuing to screen and monitor all student-athletes, coaches and staff on a daily basis.”
Purdue is one of several schools in the B1G and across the country to report at least one positive COVID-19 case. Football student-athletes were permitted to begin the phased return to campus on June 8.
Other student-athletes in other sports have also been permitted to return to campus in phases.