Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Three UCF football players test positive for coronavirus a week after training resumes on campus

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Just a week into the University of Central Florida's Knights football program starting individual player workouts, three players have tested positive for coronavirus.

Sixty students returned to campus last week to begin voluntary individual training regimens, as part of a first wave of student-athletes invited back to campus. And even under new cleaning and social regimes, UCF confirmed yesterday that three players have already tested positive.

UCF Athletics stated that contact tracing will be undertaken and the Florida Department of Health will be advising the program on follow-up for those in close contact.

The athletes are currently quarantining on campus and UCF's COVID-19 medical team will be monitoring symptoms for that period. These cases have been reported to Orange County's Health Department. In the meantime, workouts will continue, according to Spectrum News 13.

As college athletics attempts to join in on the gradual reopening of the country, several NCAA programs have already seen players test positive for coronavirus, including Auburn, Texas Tech, Florida State, Marshall and Oklahoma State.

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