Thirteen COVID-19 cases reported for Penn State athletics

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This is Old Main on the Penn State University campus Friday, Nov 28, 2014 in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar )

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (WTAJ) — Penn State is reporting 13 positive COVID-19 cases for its student-athletes.

The university tested 1,304 athletes total. Three test results are still pending.

This data includes the data from the Big Ten’s daily antigen testing protocol that started on Sept. 30.

All student-athletes that tested positive will be placed in isolation for 10 days. Penn State Athletics released the following statement:

The health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, staff and the broader community are of the utmost importance. Therefore, as part of the protocols established in the return to campus plan by the Penn State Athletics medical staff and in consultation with University, local and national officials and guidelines, individuals with a positive test have been assigned to isolation for 10 days. In addition to isolation, contact tracing procedures have been implemented, which includes a 14-day quarantine and testing for those individuals who might have been determined to be close contacts of positive individuals, even if asymptomatic.

We expect our student-athletes and staff to follow University requirements and guidelines for limiting the spread of COVID-19, including wearing masks, practicing social distancing, washing their hands regularly and not gathering in large groups.


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