Rutgers announces entire football team in quarantine
Rutgers has announced that its entire football team will be in quarantine following the recent results of COVID-19 testing on campus. It is the second B1G program to make that announcement, following Michigan State.
In a statement sent out Saturday afternoon, Rutgers stated that six additional COVID-19 tests yielded positive results. The athletic department was made aware of the situation on Saturday.
“Since June 15, Rutgers had seen just four positive results when testing student-athletes, coaches and other staff,” the statement said. “As a result in the recent round of testing, the program has decided to pause all workouts and quarantine the entire team.
“As a result, we have paused all in-person team activities, quarantined our entire program and will work diligently with Rutgers medical experts, and state and local officials to determine next steps.”
Michigan State made a similar announcement on Friday. However, the response out of East Lansing was after a second staff member tested positive for the virus this past weke.
Several programs across the country have hit the pause button on workouts due to testing results. However, Michigan State and Rutgers are the only two schools to publicly announce that all members of the football program would be quarantined due to screening results.