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IU cancels voluntary workouts in four sports, including men's basketball

Positive COVID-19 tests are reported
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Posted at 6:40 PM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 18:40:58-04

BLOOMINGTON — Voluntary workouts by athletes on four IU-Bloomington teams, including men's basketball, have been canceled for the time being. COVID-19 is the reason.

A statement from the IU Athletics Department Friday said the four teams are:

  • Men's basketball
  • Men's soccer
  • Men's wrestling
  • Field Hockey

14 participants in the four sports tested positive during COVID-19 testing this week. Overall, the Athletics Department has administered 1,417 COVID-19 tests for student-athletes, coaches and staff, as a part of its return to campus protocol, with 63 positive tests reported. Testing began on June 8.

Each positive test results in isolation until further notice and contact tracing measures are established to detect individuals who are considered close contacts and may have been exposed to the virus. These close contact individuals are also quarantined.