Iowa Athletics Resumes Workouts, Updates COVID-19 Testing

September 8, 2020

Written by Athletic Communications

Hawkeye Nation

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa Athletics Department announced today it has resumed voluntary and mandatory workouts.

The department conducted 297 COVID-19 tests for the week of August 31-September 6, 2020. Twenty-one positive tests and 276 negative tests have been received. As part of the return to campus protocol, testing began May 29, 2020, and includes student-athletes, coaches and staff. A total of 197 positive tests, 2,836 negative tests and one inconclusive test have been received.

Following a positive test result, protocol established by UI Athletics and medical staff, including contact tracing procedures, is being followed to ensure the safety of all UI Athletics student-athletes and staff. This mandatory protocol also includes isolation for the individuals who test positive, and quarantine for those individuals who might have been exposed to someone with the virus.

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