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Michigan State quarantines, isolates entire football team

The move comes after another staff member and an athlete test positive for the coronavirus.
“All members of the football team will quarantine or isolate, while awaiting completion of a 14-day quarantine,” the Michigan State athletic department said in a statement on Friday, July 24, 2020.
“All members of the football team will quarantine or isolate, while awaiting completion of a 14-day quarantine,” the Michigan State athletic department said in a statement on Friday, July 24, 2020. [ AL GOLDIS | AP ]
Published Jul. 24, 2020

Michigan State says all members of its football team will quarantine or isolate after another staff member and an athlete tested positive for COVID-19.

The team had already paused workouts after a staff member tested positive. The athletic department said Friday that testing conducted over the past week included a second staff member and an athlete testing positive.

“All members of the football team will quarantine or isolate, while awaiting completion of a 14-day quarantine,” the athletic department said in a statement.

Surveillance testing of athletes was completed Wednesday and is set to be repeated before they are cleared to return to workouts.

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