COVID-19 Cases Drop for Michigan State Athletes

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COVID-19 Running Track

Due to an ongoing COVID-19 outbreak on the Terrapins’ football team, Michigan State was unable to play its football game in Maryland this week.

Fortunately, Michigan State is seeing its virus numbers go down among athletes.

From November 12th-19th, the Spartans reported four new cases among athletes in the newest round of testing, plus one additional staff member.

The Spartans reported 15 positive tests for athletes and two positive tests for coaches, however, those numbers mark a significant drop from last week.

These numbers come in while Michigan State looks to continue playing the second half of its football season starting with a Nov. 28 game against Northwestern.

The Spartans basketball team is scheduled to start their 2020-21 season with a Nov. 25 game against Eastern Michigan at the Breslin Center.

Michigan State football, basketball, and hockey players are undergoing daily antigen testing to contain the virus, while other teams are subject to saliva or PCR tests.

Any player who returns a positive antigen or saliva test or develops symptoms is given a PCR test to confirm their result.

Michigan State has administered more than 3,000 COVID-19 tests since it began its testing program in mid-June.