Oregon State introduced Thursday that one soccer participant has examined constructive for COVID-19 and three others are in quarantine as a result of contact with the impacted particular person.
The 4 gamers can be held out of Saturday’s 8 p.m. sport at Washington, athletic director Scott Barnes mentioned. The 4 gamers had been quarantined earlier within the week, Barnes mentioned. They need to spend a minimal of 10 days in quarantine, and might be for as much as 14 days.
At this level, Saturday’s sport is scheduled to be performed.
“We’re completely taking part in Saturday, so no situation there,” Barnes mentioned.
Barnes mentioned the soccer workforce has had no constructive antigen checks the final two days. The constructive take a look at happened Monday. The constructive COVID-19 was confirmed with a PCR take a look at.
The names of gamers weren’t launched by Barnes or coach Jonathan Smith. Barnes mentioned the 4 gamers weren’t associated to a particular place group.
Barnes mentioned he has been involved with Washington athletic director Jen Cohen every day this week, together with Thursday whereas he was watching soccer observe.
Gamers can be examined about eight hours previous to Saturday’s sport. Barnes mentioned the college will launch the names of gamers who’re affected by COVID-19 and unavailable to play towards Washington. He added the college will add that piece of transparency prior to every sport.
Smith mentioned he informed the workforce Thursday concerning the COVID-19 information.
“They’re conscious, and it’s disappointing. You’ve bought to make use of it as a studying expertise, to proceed by no means to let our guard down on this factor,” Smith mentioned.
With coronavirus prominently affecting his workforce because the pandemic started in mid-March, Smith has braced himself for this present day.
“It’s not stunning,” Smith mentioned. “I imply, you’ve simply bought to reload and regulate. This entire season’s been that manner, from the schedule being modified and the protocols and all that you just do. You give attention to what you may management, and never stress issues that you may’t.”
Oregon State is the fifth Pac-12 workforce hit by COVID-19 positives in the course of the previous two weeks. Final week, the Washington at California and Arizona at Utah video games had been canceled as a result of COVID-19 positives.
The Beavers performed Washington State final Saturday. Two days later, it was reported the Cougars had one participant with an lively case of COVID-19.
Since June, Oregon State athletics has carried out greater than 9,000 PCR and antigen COVID-19 checks, leading to 20 positives.
“We proceed to have nice confidence in our protocol and the way we’re doing within the regard with our student-athletes,” Barnes mentioned.
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