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At least 1 FSU football player tests positive for coronavirus

Florida State University
Posted at 6:10 PM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 18:12:21-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — At least one Florida State football player has tested positive for coronavirus, according to the university.

Senior Associate Communications Director Derek Satterfield confirms that the team has had at least one positive test. He was unable to provide any specifics regarding how many players have tested positive.

"Our folks believe that HIPPA prevents giving a specific number as it would be fairly easy to identify who tested positive," Satterfield wrote in a statement.

Student-athletes that test positive for COVID-19 are required to be quarantined and isolated away from others for two weeks.

Alternate housing for the students is then arranged and provided by the university. After two weeks, they are re-tested.

Per CDC recommendations, they are not permitted to get out of quarantine without two negative test results 48 hours apart.

Those that test positive are also required to undergo a new satisfactory cardiac evaluation before being cleared for athletic activity.

This is a developing story.