4 UofL sports teams pause workouts after 29 COVID-19 diagnoses

4 UofL sports teams pause workouts after 29 COVID-19 diagnoses
Workouts are suspended on four teams after a COVID-19 outbreak stemming from a party. (Source: WTVM)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - An off-campus party has led to 29 athletes testing positive across four teams at the University of Louisville.

Now the University of Louisville has suspended all team-related activities for the fall sports of men and women’s soccer, field hockey, and volleyball.

The health department was able to trace the exposure to an off-campus party. At this time the school says there are multiple other teammates and other student-athletes from other sports who have also have potentially been exposed.

Team members from the four sports who did not test positive or were not identified through contact tracing can return to on campus workouts starting Aug 10.

The school relased a statement saying: “Though all student-athletes have been well-educated about the dangers of social gatherings to themselves and to others, UofL leaders have again reinforced the necessity to adhere to state, local, and Center for Disease Control (CDC) medical guidelines and procedures for the health and safety of all.”

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Posted by WAVE 3 News on Wednesday, 5 August 2020

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