The University of North Carolina football team paused their voluntary summer workouts after 37 student-athletes, coaches, and staff tested positive for COVID-19. The Orange County Health Department has also identified a “cluster” of 5+ related cases from these tests.

The university has tested more than 420 people involved with the athletics department since June 12, when student-athletes returned to campus as part of their “Athletics Roadmap” for the fall 2020 season. Those infected are expected to isolate for two weeks, while anyone that was in close contact with them is encouraged to self-quarantine too. 

The same day, four housekeepers at UNC-CH tested positive for COVID-19, according to the UE 150 Workers Union at UNC. Two of them worked in the dental school.

Voluntary practices have been called off for at least a week. These practices are organized by student-athletes, as opposed to coaches or the athletic department. In the meantime, UNC students are expressing concern over having to resume classes August 10.

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One reply on “UNC Athletics Just Had 37 People Test Positive for COVID-19”

  1. Hi, Sara. Not sure it’s necessary to identify the nationality of the housekeepers. Maybe reconsider or explain why you are calling their country of origin?

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