ACC game called off this week after several positive tests
Several positive tests within the Notre Dame football program have led to the postponement of its game against Wake Forest this week.
The Fighting Irish reported that total of 94 COVID-19 tests were administered to Notre Dame players on Monday. Of those 94, there were seven positive tests, according to University Physician Dr. Matt Leiszler. Those seven student-athletes are in isolation and their close contacts have been/are being identified.
The program has paused all football-related activities until further testing is completed. Combined with last week’s testing results, a total of 13 players are currently in isolation, with 10 in quarantine.
The ACC and Wake Forest are in the process of rescheduling the game.
“With student-athlete health and safety our primary focus, we will continue to follow our prevention protocols and ongoing testing procedures,” Coach Brian Kelly said in a statement. “We managed an increase in positivity rates in August, and the players handled it wonderfully. We knew COVID would present challenges throughout the season, and we’ll always put student-athlete health and safety at the forefront of our decision making. We look forward to resuming team activities and getting back on the playing field.”
Notre Dame’s upcoming game on Sept. 26 against Wake Forest has been postponed.
— Notre Dame Football PR Team (@NDFootballPR) September 22, 2020