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Three Michigan State student-athletes test positive for COVID-19 in latest results

Matt Charboneau
The Detroit News

Michigan State announced on Tuesday that three student-athletes tested positive for COVID-19 in its most recent round of testing while there were no positive results among staff.

From Aug. 17-21, the university tested 89 student-athletes and 16 staff members. Those who tested positive will follow standard protocols, which include daily check-ins with athletic training staff while the individuals remain in isolation, with additional services provided as directed by the medical and administrative staffs. Further testing and physician follow-up will be required prior to returning to any level of workouts.

Twelve MSU student-athletes tested positive for COVID-19 in the latest round of testing.

While the Big Ten has postponed fall sports and Michigan State announced last week it was conducing all classes online for the fall semester, student-athletes have had the option to remain on campus for voluntary workouts.

Since the beginning of June when student-athletes began to return to campus, the MSU athletics department has conducted more than 1,100 COVID-19 tests on student-athletes and staff members. There have been more than 890 tests on student-athletes, with 34 positive results, while there have been more than 250 tests on staff members with five positive results.

mcharboneau@detroitnews.com

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