Entire Michigan State football program going into quarantine after multiple staff members test positive for COVID
The Mel Tucker era has gotten off to a rocky start at Michigan State as the Spartans announced on Friday that all football activities have been suspended and that the entire program is going into quarantine for 14 days.
This decision was made after a player tested positive for COVID, along with two staff members.
Michigan State issued the following statement on the decision to shut down its program for two weeks:
“Based on early results from COVID-19 testing conducted over the last week on football staff and student-athletes, which included a second staff member and one student-athlete testing positive on Thursday, all members of the football team will quarantine or isolate, while awaiting completion of a 14-day quarantine. As part of the athletic department’s return to campus policy, student-athletes quarantine when coming into close contact with an individual who tests positive for COVID-19. The university has designated areas available to house individuals in quarantine as needed based upon the living arrangements for student-athletes. Surveillance testing of student-athletes was completed on Wednesday, July 22 as previously planned, and will be repeated prior to their clearance to return to workouts.”
The Spartans are currently scheduled to start the season on Saturday, Sept. 5 at home against Northwestern.