TUCSON, Arizona — Calling it one of the hardest weeks of her coaching career, Adia Barnes' Arizona women’s basketball team is set to resume its schedule. It comes after a member of the program tested positive for COVID-19, causing the postponement of three games.
"It was just really scary for like five or six days straight, not knowing if I'm going to catch COVID," said head coach Adia Barnes. "I was in close contact for a long period of time. We always are masked, but sometimes in games it’s hard not to be in close contact with a lot of people."
"Adia has kids at home, especially the newborn," said senior Sam Thomas. "So, we always want to worry about her and make sure she is staying safe. It’s scary times when people test positive. Obviously, we’re in the middle of a pandemic. It’s getting better with the vaccines coming out. We’re just trying to follow the protocols, stay safe, and hopefully continue our season."
The team is wearing devices that alert them when they are six feet from anyone. The Wildcats visit Oregon State on Friday.