MSU football team self-isolating after student-athlete, staff members test positive for COVID-19

Posted at 3:35 PM, Jul 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-24 15:44:42-04

All members of the Michigan State University football team have been ordered to quarantine or self-isolate after team members tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a statement from MSU Athletics, two staff members and one student-athlete tested positive after testing was conducted last week.

As part of the athletic department's return to campus policy, the university says student-athletes quarantine when coming into close contact with anyone who tests positive for COVID-19.

The university has designated areas available to house those in quarantine as needed based on living arrangements.

Testing will be repeated prior to their clearance to return to workouts.

The university of Michigan has experienced similar setbacks, as according to the associate athletic director, out of the 729 tests conducted, 12 student-athletes and 1 staff member have tested positive for COVID-19.

The latest testing dates in Ann Arbor were July 20 and 21, when 4 positive tests came out of the 94 tests administered.