FSU Announces at Least 1 Football Player Has Tested Positive for COVID-19

Don Juan Moore/Getty ImagesA Florida State spokesperson confirmed Tuesday that “at least one football player” tested positive for COVID-19, according to Wayne McGahee III off the Tallahassee Democrat.”Players and staff members began testing for the coronavirus on May 20 in preparation for voluntary workouts resuming,” McGahee relayed. “FSU began voluntary workouts June 1.”The NCAA Division I Council announced May 20 that basketball and football student-athletes would be allowed to participate in on-campus voluntary activities beginning June 1.Earlier Tuesday, three of 60 University of Central Florida football players who had returned to campus were announced as having tested positive for COVID-19:Daren Stoltzfus @DarenStoltzfus60 #UCF football players returned to campus June 1st.

Today the school says 3 of those 60 have tested positive for COVID-19.

The three players will be in isolation for two weeks. https://t.co/sKcK5ZfkHYPositive COVID-19 cases were on the rise in Florida last week:Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1Florida had another big jump in COVID-19 cases. The state Department of Health confirmed 1,305 additional cases of, bringing the total number to 61,488.

This is the third day this week that the state’s daily total of newly confirmed cases surpassed 1,000. https://t.co/KN81hGZY5XIdentities of players who tested positive cannot be revealed because of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.The 2020 college football season is still scheduled to begin Aug. 29 despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd reported Monday that the NCAA is preparing to give programs at least six weeks to prepare, with team workouts proposed to begin July 13. 
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