An FSU spokesperson has confirmed to TomahawkNation reports by the Orlando Sentinel that an unknown number — but at least one — of Florida State student-athletes have tested positive for the novel coronavirus:
#UCF and #FSU have reported having players test positive for COVID-19 while Florida reports two positive tests in April and one from an athlete not in Gainesville.— Matt Murschel (@osmattmurschel) June 9, 2020
I guess the sign of the times we live in right now.
This comes less than two weeks since FSU football players were allowed to return to campus and participate in voluntary workouts. Murschel reports that:
Florida State officials say some football players have tested positive for COVID-19 after returning to campus for summer workouts, but the school declined to share the exact number.
An FSU official stated it is not releasing the number of positive test results due to remaining in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Other schools have opted to release the number of positive tests while still keeping athletes’ names private.
FSU stated athletes who tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, are quarantined and isolated from others for two weeks, in observance of the protocol the school established. The university arranges and supplies alternate housing for those who test positive.
Any student-athlete that tests positive will not be allowed to resume activities until they have established two negative tests — taken a minimum of 48 hours apart — at the end of the 14-day quarantine period. We will keep you updated as we learn more.