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University of Minnesota: 7 Student Athletes Test COVID-19 Positive

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Gov. Tim Walz speaks during a news conference to highlight a COVID-19 testing milestone in Minnesota in Minneapolis, Monday, June 29, 2020. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP)

MINNEAPOLIS — The University of Minnesota says seven athletes from “multiple sports” have tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Gopher Athletics Department conducted 170 COVID-19 tests during June, and seven athletes tested positive. The school said Tuesday that students who test positive are entered into a protocol and asked to self-isolate. Those students will have access to all necessary resources and food, and will be in daily communication with the university’s athletic medical staff.

Those students will have to undergo additional testing and screening before they can participate in team activities. A team physician also must clear the student.

The university said contact tracing was conducted, and any person who was potentially exposed was asked to quarantine to help prevent spread of the virus.