Second WVU Football Player Tests Positive For COVID-19

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The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Saturday that a second Mountaineer football student-athlete has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and will enter a self-isolation period for the next 14 days.

As part of the department’s health and safety protocol, contact tracing procedures were initiated and identified additional football student-athletes who could have been exposed to the virus by this player. Those additional student-athletes will also be mandated to self-quarantine per the department’s plan.

One WVU football player tested positive for COVID-19 last week, and now a second football student-athlete has tested positive this week.

Voluntary workouts for Mountaineer football players who have tested negative for the COVID-19 virus began last Monday, June 15. The department’s safety protocols include the current CDC guidelines for containing and stopping the spread of COVID-19.




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    The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Saturday that a second Mountaineer football student-athlete has tested
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    #118441

    and it begins.

    #118458

    Kevin/Greg – would be nice if some information could be reported about the condition of the WVU players testing positive.  I realize privacy laws prevent releasing the names of the players but knowing who they are is not important or necessary.  But knowing their condition would be beneficial in practical terms.  To this point in time I personally do not know, directly, a single person who is known to have been infected, at least that I know well enough to talk to.  I have a friend from Indy whose son tested positive but I rarely even get to talk to their son in person, never any other way.  Knowing what their symptoms are/were, how long they lasted, fever (and how high) if present, hospitalized if that occurred, would all be of interest to us as just regular people let alone as fans.  Any chance you can do at least that much?

    #118465

    I’ve sent several requests and a number of questions about this whole process, on several different angles, to WVU. I’m still awaiting replies.

    We are supposed to have the chance for FB interviews this week (via Zoom), including, perhaps, some players. I will chase this, but I would be surprised if anyone that has tested positive will be made available, or if anyone at WVU will comment that far.

    #118477

    Not sure they are ill but just checked all the boxes to be tested.

    Two kinds of tests are available for COVID-19:

    A viral test tells you if you have a current infection.

    An antibody test tells you if you had a previous infection.

    An antibody test may not be able to show if you have a current infection, because it can take 1-3 weeks after infection to make antibodies. We do not know yet if having antibodies to the virus can protect someone from getting infected with the virus again, or how long that protection might last.

    Temperatures are taken and a series of questions asked suchs:

    Have you been around anyone who is or was infected?

    Have you traveled out of the country?

    Have you been in several states?

    Have you been ill lately?

    I think there is a couple more but do not recall them right now.

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