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Pitt Won’t Reveal Positive COVID-19 Test among Athletes

Pitt Won’t Reveal Positive COVID-19 Test among Athletes

Pitt will not be releasing the results of testing from within its football team or even as an athletic department, a spokesperson confirmed to Pittsburgh Sports Now on Sunday, instead referring to total count of all students tested by the university, according to university policy.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette first reported Pitt’s policy.

As of Friday, five students and one faculty or staff member tested positive out of undisclosed number of total tests as a university.

The football team returned to campus on June 8, with players set undergoing two weeks of isolation and testing before beginning voluntary and offseason workouts on June 22.

The school’s men’s and women’s basketball and soccer teams and women’s volleyball team are scheduled to return to campus on Monday.

The decision to not release the results of tests within the athletic department runs counter to that of most schools across the country. Clemson has announced 37 cases, while other schools such as Notre Dame, Rutgers and West Virginia have announced single-digit positive cases. Maryland revealed that its team all tested negative upon returning to campus.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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