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The Ohio State athletic department has actually paused all voluntary workouts following the outcomes of its newest COVID-19 screening, it announced Wednesday evening.

7 groups are affected: football, males’s and women’s basketball, field hockey, men’s and ladies’s soccer and ladies’s volley ball.

It is Ohio State’s policy to not share cumulative COVID-19 details publicly because, the university said, it could result in the identification of people impacted and jeopardize their medical personal privacy.

Student-athletes who check positive for COVID-19 should self-isolate for at least 14 days and get day-to-day checkups from the athletic department medical personnel. Student-athletes with roommates should self-isolate in a designated room on campus.

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Here is the statement from the athletic department:

The Ohio State Department of Sports has stopped briefly all voluntary workouts on school following the results of its most recent COVID-19 screening of student-athletes. Seven teams’ exercises are affected by this time out: men’s and females’s basketball, field hockey, football, guys’s and females’s soccer and females’s volley ball.

The university is not sharing cumulative COVID-19 details openly as it might lead to the identification of particular individuals and compromise their medical personal privacy.

If a student-athlete tests favorable for COVID-19, he/she will self-isolate for a minimum of 14 days and get daily check-ups from the Department of Athletics medical personnel. Student-athletes living alone will isolate in their residence. If they have roomies, they will self-isolate in a designated room on school.

The health and safety of our student-athletes is always our leading concern.

The University of North Carolina revealed an outbreak of COVID-19 amongst its athletic department in Chapel Hill on Wednesday that will halt the football team’s voluntary off-season exercises, according to The News & Observer in Raleigh.

In a press release, the school stated it performed 429 tests of athletes, coaches and personnel and 37 tests came back positive for the coronavirus. The Orange County Health Department has actually recognized the circumstance as a cluster, which implies there are 5 or more people who are favorable for COVID-19

The football group’s workouts, which are led by players without coaches present per NCAA rules, will be paused at least for one week.

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