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Nine Florida A&M student-athletes have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a release from the school’s communication department

FAMU athletic director Kortne Gosha said 65 student-athletes were tested during the university’s arrival-on-campus protocol.

“Of the student-athletes who tested positive, two live in the residence halls and seven live off-campus, the release said. “The student-athletes have been placed in insolation.”

According to the release, there was no on-campus transmission. The results came from routine testing on their arrival.

From the Tallahassee Democrat:

Initially, FAMU reported the nine were football players, but Gosha immediately clarified in an email that the positive cases were not all football players.

Gosha said all tests except one were conducted at Bragg Memorial Stadium.

“The one test that was not was conducted on campus, was taken prior to the student-athletes return to campus date; that student-athlete remained at home and did not return to campus,” Gosha told the Tallahassee Democrat.

Gosha said an initial release from the university was incorrect. He explained the Athletics Department has tested 65 student-athletes combined over the past three weeks for a total of 65.


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