Rutgers places entire football program in quarantine

Rutgers places entire football program in quarantine

Rutgers announced Saturday that it is has placed its entire football program in quarantine after six positive tests for COVID-19.

According to the university, the football program has 10 total positive tests since returning to campus on June 15.

“Today, we learned of six additional positive COVID-19 results in our latest weekly testing cycle,” the university said in a statement on 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.”

The Scarlet Knights are the second Big Ten school in two days to put its football team in quarantine. Michigan State announced a 14-day quarantine for its program on Friday.

Rutgers currently is slated to open the Big Ten-only season on Sept. 26 against Ohio State, pending developments with the coronavirus pandemic.

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