Ohio State pauses voluntary workouts on campus after results of recent COVID-19 tests

Ohio State has paused all voluntary workouts on campus, it announced Wednesday. The decision follows the results of its most recent COVID-19 testing of student-athletes.

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This affects the men’s and women’s basketball, field hockey, football, men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball. Ohio State football players have been on campus since June 8.

Ohio State announced it “is not sharing cumulative COVID-19 information publicly as it could lead to the identification of specific individuals and compromise their medical privacy.

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“If a student-athlete tests positive for COVID-19, he/she will self-isolate for at least 14 days and receive daily check-ups from the Department of Athletics medical staff. Student-athletes living alone will isolate in their residence. If they have roommates, they will self-isolate in a designated room on campus.

The health and safety of our student-athletes is always our top priority.”

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