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4 positive coronavirus tests reported from IU Athletics


IU football players run through drills during practice in 2017 at John Mellencamp Pavilion. IU Athletics has announced its plan for fall sports to return to practice this summer. IDS file photo and Rebecca Mehling

Four IU athletes or staff members tested positive for COVID-19, IU Athletics announced Friday. Team workouts will still continue on a voluntary basis.

IU Athletics administered 112 tests from June 24 to July 8. In a previous round of testing, 187 tests were administered, and zero positive cases were identified. The names of those who contracted the virus were not released. 

Players, coaches or staff who have tested positive are in self-isolation until further notice. Contact tracing measures are in place to detect who the infected players or staff members had contact with prior to testing positive.

IU football, men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball and women’s soccer are allowed to work out so far as part of IU’s gradual reopening plan. Men’s soccer and field hockey are set to return next week.

The update came a day after the Big Ten announced fall sports teams will transition to a conference-only schedule if the season takes place.

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