Second Big Ten team in as many days announces it will quarantine after COVID-19 outbreak
On Friday, Michigan State announced it was quarantining its entire football program after a player and 2 staffers tested positive for COVID-19.
Saturday brought more bad news for the Big Ten, as another team will quarantine as a program following a COVID-19 outbreak.
Rutgers is shutting down operations and quarantining everyone involved with the program after 6 positive results:
Rutgers is quarantining its entire football program after learning of six positive COVID-19 results in its latest weekly testing cycle.
— Nicole Auerbach 😷 (@NicoleAuerbach) July 25, 2020
Per a release from the university, all workouts have been paused while the Scarlet Knights work on moving forward (via NJ.com):
“Since returning to campus on June 15, Rutgers football has experienced four positive tests for COVID-19. Today, we learned of six additional positive COVID-19 results in our latest weekly testing cycle,” according to a university statement released Saturday. “As a result, we have paused all in-person team activities, quarantined our entire program and will work diligently with Rutgers medical experts, and state and local officials to determine next steps.”
With the potential start of the regular season approaching in just over a month, we’ll see how soon the Spartans and Scarlet Knights can return to working out.