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IU Athletics pauses workouts for four programs after 14 positive COVID-19 cases

<p>A referee holds a basketball March 6 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. IU men&#x27;s basketball team has paused workouts after multiple positive coronavirus cases.</p>

A referee holds a basketball March 6 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. IU men's basketball team has paused workouts after multiple positive coronavirus cases.

IU Athletics announced Friday it paused voluntary workouts indefinitely for four programs after 14 participants tested positive for COVID-19 this week.

Workouts were paused for men’s basketball, field hockey, men’s soccer and wrestling.

Since testing began on June 8, IU Athletics has administered 1,417 COVID-19 tests to student-athletes, coaches and staff, with a total of 63 positive tests.

“Our athletic program is following strict protocols during these unprecedented times and we strongly support our medical staff as we try and mitigate this issue,” men’s basketball head coach Archie Miller said in a statement. “It’s clear that the health and safety of everyone in our program, athletic program and University community will remain as our top priority.”

Individuals who have tested positive will remain in isolation until further notice, following the recommendations of the IU Athletics Medical Advisory Group. Contract tracing will also be conducted to detect individuals who may have been exposed.

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