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9 Athletes, Staff test positive for COVID-19 at University of Maryland

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Posted at 5:25 PM, Jul 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-11 17:28:59-04

MARYLAND — Nine athletes and staff have tested positive for COVID-19 at University of Maryland.

University of Maryland Athletics is conducting regular COVID-19 testing.

On July 7 and July 8, the University Health Center conducted on-campus screening of 185 student-athletes and staff.

Nine people tested positive for COVID-19. These nine student-athletes and staff are currently in self-isolation and being monitored.

The University says contact tracing is ongoing and all identified individuals will follow a mandated 14-day self-observation period, under the supervision of university health officials.

Maryland Athletics have temporarily suspended voluntary, individual training for the football program.

In previous testing of 105 individuals in June, no individual tested positive for COVID-19.