In order for the University of Iowa (and all other college sports programs) to return to campus, they are required to follow the testing procedures for Covid-19.

In a statement released Monday Iowa officials have reported one positive case of coronavirus out of the 237 tests conducted.  Testing began May 29, 2020 and includes student-athletes, coaches and staff.

Following the positive test result, protocol established by UI Athletics and medical staff, including contract tracing procedures, is being followed to ensure the safety of all UI Athletics student-athletes and staff. This mandatory protocol also includes isolation for the individuals who test positive, and quarantine for those individuals who might have been exposed to someone with the virus.

“Our medical staff has established our procedures and is leading our procedures in addressing positive test results,” said Gary Barta, Henry B. and Patricia B. Tippie Director of Athletics Chair. “The safety of all student-athletes and staff is critical.  We have anticipated and planned for positive test results.”

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