Clemson COVID 19: 23 football players test positive, according to report

According to a report from Grace Raynor of The Athletic, 23 Clemson football players and two staff members tested positive for coronavirus. On Friday, Clemson announced 28 total positive test results among student-athletes and staff during the month of June.

Last week, Clemson reported that two football players and one member of the men’s basketball team tested positive for COVID-19.

More than half of the players that tested positive were asymptomatic; Raynor notes, too, that there were no hospitalizations. As part of protocol, the players will isolate for the next 10 days — at least. Before being released from isolation, players must also be asymptomatic for the last three days.

Known contacts, or anyone who was within six feet of the players for 10 or more minutes, have been notified. They will isolate for 14 days. Voluntary workouts will not be shut down.

Clemson was one of the first ACC schools to see student-athletes return to campus: starting June 1, members of the football team, women’s basketball and men’s basketball teams were allowed to arrive. After setting foot on campus, the athletes began a seven-day isolation period; voluntary workouts started up on June.

Two weeks ago, between June 8 and June 9, more than 100 Clemson football players were tested for coronavirus and potential antibodies, per Raynor’s report.


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