Matt Galloway, Topeka Capital-Journal
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LAWRENCE, Kan.– Kansas football has suspended voluntary workouts following a sharp increase in positive COVID-19 tests within the program.
The university on Friday revealed that 12 members of its football group have checked positive for the infection, up 11 from the last update provided June20 4 professional athletes from other sports have actually also evaluated positive, with 45 professional athletes presently in quarantine.
KU’s football players and personnel are being asked to self-quarantine for 14 days, according to a release. At the conclusion of that time frame, everyone in the program will again be checked to identify if team activities might resume.
” When we welcomed our young men back to school a number of weeks ago for voluntary workouts, even with the policies and treatments in location to attempt and protect them from becoming contaminated with the virus, occasions outside of our control has made the decision to pause these workouts necessary,” said KU football coach Les Miles.
The athletic department has actually checked an overall of 164 athletes since gamers went back to school for voluntary exercises, which are continuous for all other sports. The decision to pause those activities in football, athletic director Jeff Long said, came at the suggestion of Kansas Group Health.