Positive COVID-19 cases confirmed on Vanderbilt football team

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Vanderbilt University released a statement to News 2 on Thursday night regarding confirmed positive COVID-19 cases on the university’s football team.

We temporarily paused football activities and cancelled Friday morning’s practice after being made aware of a small number of positive COVID-19 test results within our program. The results were determined through our ongoing testing procedures, which are among a number of prevention protocols we have in place to protect the health and safety of our student-athletes and our larger community.

The student-athletes that tested positive for COVID-19 have been placed in isolation per the university’s protocols. Everyone is working closely with our Public Health Command Center and other health officials to identify close contacts and ensure that they are not interacting with others on campus or in the Nashville community.

We will continue to follow our safety guidelines and implement additional measures as necessary while we look forward to resuming team activities.

Alan George, Vanderbilt Athletics Public Relations

Football practice has been canceled Friday while the university figures out additional steps.

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