The University of Louisville has temporarily suspended activities for four different fall sports teams after 29 members tested positive for COVID-19: men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball and field hockey.
Concerns go well beyond the 29 members that tested positive, though. According to Louisville, “multiple other teammates and student-athletes from other sports” may have been exposed to the virus, too. Those members are in quarantine now.
Email from the University of Louisville: The University of Louisville has temporarily suspended all team-related activities for men's and women's soccer, field hockey and volleyball — 29 members of the four teams tested positive for COVID-19.
— Jeff Greer (@jeffgreer) August 5, 2020
With contact tracing, the school was able to determine that the primary source for the positive tests was an off-campus party that took place recently.
Last week, when the ACC announced its schedule for the 2020 football season, the league also presented its plan for non-revenue fall sports, too. Fall sports are allowed to start seasons on Sept. 10. The championship schedule for fall sports will comply to the following dates and locations:
- The cross country championships will be held at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. on October 30, and include all fifteen member schools
- The field hockey championship will be held at Duke University on November 5, 6 and 8
- The women’s soccer championship will include the top four teams and be held at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. on November 6 and 8, as previously announced
- The men’s soccer championship will include the top four teams and be held at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. on November 13 and 15