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Penn State has 8 test positive for virus

From Mirror reports

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State athletics announced Wednesday that eight student-athletes have tested positive for COVID-19.

As of July 24, Penn State has conducted a total of 466 COVID-19 tests of student-athletes as part of its return-to-campus protocol. There are 66 tests pending.

Student-athletes who have tested positive are being placed in isolation for 14 days and then will be retested at that point, the university said in a statement.

In addition to isolation, contact tracing procedures have been implemented, which includes quarantine and testing for those individuals who might have been exposed, even if asymptomatic.

“We expect our student-athletes to follow CDC guidelines for limiting the spread of COVID-19, including wearing masks, practicing social distancing, washing their hands regularly and not gathering in large groups,” according to a statement that was issued on Wednesday by Penn State’s athletic department.

In addition to the football team, players from the men’s and women’s basketball teams, men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball are on campus participating in voluntary workouts.

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