Kansas State shuts down football workouts after positive COVID-19 tests, LSU reportedly has 'at least 30' in quarantine
The state of Kansas has suspended all football player training sessions as the positive COVID-19 tests at the university have increased.
The school announced on Saturday that by June 19, 14 of the 130 athletes tested had tested positive. As a result, the school suspended football training for a period of 14 days.
The athletes who tested positive receive medical treatment in accordance with current local, state, national and CDC guidelines. This starts with self-isolation for 10 days and until the patient is without medication without a fever for 72 hours, whichever is longer. said the school.
"The health and well-being of our student athletes will always be our top priority," said Gene Taylor, sports director at K-State. “After the most recent test results, we felt that all football training was temporarily interrupted and that access to our facilities was the best decision for everyone. We continue to take this situation very seriously and want to do everything we can to return to training soon. "
The updated number of 14 is a jump from the Kansas State number reported on Wednesday, which was eight. The school did not specify the sport (s) the athletes tested that tested positive.
Kansas State is the second program to stop off-season training due to positive COVID-19 testing. After Houston decided not to test its players upon returning to campus, it stopped training after six players tested positive last week.
MANHATTAN, KS - OCTOBER 19: A general view of Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium during a game between the Kansas State Wildcats and TCU Horned Frogs on October 19, 2019 in Manhattan, Kansas. (Photo by Peter G. Aiken / Getty Images)
Report: Quarantined at least 30 LSU players
The LSU, the defending national champion, also has to deal with a significant number of positive tests, according to Sports Illustrated. The store reported on Saturday that “at least 30” LSU players were isolated because they were either tested positive or had contact with someone who tested positive.
The Athletic reports that the number of positive tests for LSU soccer players has been "in their teens" so far, while SI reports that no one related to LSU soccer has been hospitalized and "has very little impact on mild Have experienced symptoms ".
The influx of positive tests is attributed to players who "visit a number of nightclubs" in Baton Rouge. The Louisiana Department of Health recently announced that more than 100 Tigerland bar customers have recently had positive testing.
Several schools deal with positive tests
Saturday's news in Kansas State and the LSU follows 28 positive tests in the Clemson sports department that were reported on Friday. Of these 28 positive tests, 23 were soccer players.
Elsewhere, Texas announced on Thursday that 13 soccer players tested positive, 10 others quarantined, and four tested positive for the COVID-19 antibody.
“All 13 are self-insulating. Through contact tracking, 10 more football student athletes are in self-quarantine, all of whom are asymptomatic at this time, ”said a statement from the University of Texas.
A large number of schools across the country have brought their football players back to campus in recent weeks to volunteer.
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