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Maryland Athletics suspend training activities after more than 40 student-athletes test positive for COVID

Posted at 8:02 PM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 20:02:32-04

Maryland Athletics says all athletics training activities have been suspended after more than 40 student-athletes test positive for COVID-19.

On August 31 and September 1, 2020, the University Health Center conducted on-campus screening for 501 student-athletes, 46 student-athletes tested positive, affecting 10 different teams.

Student-athletes will be tested again on Tuesday, September 8.

“As we experience an unprecedented year in college athletics and across the entire country due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to keep the health, safety and welfare of our student-athletes and staff first and foremost,” said Athletic Director Damon Evans. “The most recent testing results have revealed an uptick in positive tests among Maryland student-athletes. Out of an abundance of caution, we are temporarily pausing all workouts for our programs. We continue to educate our student-athletes and staff about best practices and protocols to be safe this time. We look forward to when our student-athletes can safely return to workouts and then re-start their seasons.”