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Seven members of Arizona women's soccer program test positive for Coronavirus

Posted at 6:10 PM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 01:55:23-04

TUCSON, Arizona — As Arizona Athletics continues its re-entry process, it says it has confirmed 13 positive test results from a recent coronavirus screening. In addition, there are six results classified as inconclusive positive that the University says will need to be further validated.

Seven of the potential 19 positives were from the women’s soccer program. Three of the potential positives were staff members on the medical services team. According to the news release, the remaining nine positives were spread over eight separate teams.

Women's soccer, like all Pac-12 sports, is not competing until at least January. Arizona Athletics is now suspending all women’s soccer team activities for the next 14 days. Additionally, all scheduled activities in athletics are suspended until next Tuesday to allow for appropriate contact tracing to be completed.

“Out of an abundance of caution, we are going to suspend all activities until we can effectively determine whether there is further spread of the virus,” Director of Medical Services for Arizona Athletics Dr. Steven Paul said in a statement. “The safety of our students and student-athletes is the first priority of the University of Arizona.”