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Two Texas players test positive for COVID-19

Of the 58 players who returned to campus on Monday, two tested positive for COVID-19 and another tested positive for antibodies.

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Like many other football programs across the country, several Texas Longhorns players tested positive for COVID-19 after returning to campus this week.

According to Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director for Sports Medicine & Performance Allen Hardin in a statement released by the school on Wednesday evening, two of the 58 players tested on Monday after their return were positive for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus responsible for the ongoing pandemic. Pre-screening identified one of those players as symptomatic and both are now self-isolating after their families were notified.

One other player tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies.

A recent report by Horns247 described the protocols established by the athletics department for those infected student-athletes:

Any student-athlete who tests positive will be quarantined away from teammates and won’t be allowed to return to team activities until they are symptom free for at least 72 hours without the use of medication and at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

To start voluntary workouts, the two players in self-isolation will need two negative tests from two consecutive tests.