For the first time since Indiana reopened its athletics campus in early June, COVID-19 testing has turned up positive results.
The athletic department announced Friday that of the 112 exams administered between June 24 and July 8, four individuals tested positive. The university did not specify whether the individuals are players, coaches or staffers. Friday marked the second such testing update issued by IU, which previously reported zero positives out of the 187 tests administered between June 9 and June 23.
“Each positive test results in isolation until further notice and contact tracing measures are established to detect additional individuals who are considered close contacts and may have been exposed to the virus,” reads the statement from IU. “These close contact individuals are also quarantined until further notice.”
Indiana has been in Phase II of its restart plan since June 29, allowing an increased number of participants in workout spaces and permitting football players to pass and share the ball. The programs currently on campus include football, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s soccer and volleyball. Men’s soccer is due to return on Monday, and field hockey is scheduled to come back on Wednesday.
All workouts continue to be voluntary, IU says.