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Terps Suspend Athletic Activities After Surge In Positive Coronavirus Tests

September 4th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The University of Maryland suspended athletics training activities due to a spike in positive coronavirus tests.

On Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, the university screened 501 student-athletes. In all, 46 student-athletes on 10 different teams have tested positive. They will be tested again Tuesday. Activities will remain suspended until then.

“As we experience an unprecedented year in college athletics and across the entire country due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to keep the health, safety and welfare of our student-athletes and staff first and foremost,” Athletic Director Damon Evans said in a statement. “The most recent testing results have revealed an uptick in positive tests among Maryland student-athletes. Out of an abundance of caution, we are temporarily pausing all workouts for our programs. We continue to educate our student-athletes and staff about best practices and protocols to be safe this time. We look forward to when our student-athletes can safely return to workouts and then restart their seasons.”

To date, the Terps have conducted 2,191 tests, with 63 of them coming back positive.

All Big Ten fall sports schedules are postponed. Teams may be able to play in the spring.

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