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UConn stops football activities after 6 students test positive for COVID-19

UConn has stopped football activities after six student athletes tested positive for coronavirus, the university announced.

News 12 Staff

Aug 20, 2020, 4:49 PM

Updated 1,401 days ago

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UConn has stopped football activities after six student athletes tested positive for coronavirus, the university announced.  
The school says the affected students are in isolation per their medical guidelines.
UConn released a statement Thursday saying in part, "Following these most recent test results, we feel that temporarily pausing football activities is the best course of action for the team and the campus population," director of athletics David Benedict said.  "The well-being of our student-athletes, coaches and staff is our top priority and we are focused on the health of those who have become infected.  We will remain vigilant in this area and will take all necessary action to ensure the health of our university community."
Strength and conditioning training will be the only activity permitted for those who are not in medical quarantine or isolation.  
This will take place within small groups while everyone adheres to physical distancing and masking protocols.  
Team meetings will continue to take place in a virtual setting.
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