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Three More Penn State Student-Athletes Test Positive For COVID-19

Three more Penn State student-athletes have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Penn State Athletics’ weekly testing report.

Between February 21 and 27, the department administered 2,197 tests, resulting in three new positives.

Wednesday’s reported figures bring Athletics’ cumulative positive tests to 339 since testing began over the summer. Penn State has performed 37,164 tests since student-athletes returned to campus.

At this time, Penn State men’s hockey is scheduled to resume its season on March 5 after pausing team activities back on February 11 due to positive COVID-19 tests within the program.

Each student-athlete who’s tested positive to date has entered a 14-day isolation period before undergoing additional tests and resuming organized activities. When positives are reported, Penn State said it will also implement contact tracing to identify individuals who may have crossed paths with those affected. Identified individuals will also be quarantined, even if they’re asymptomatic.

“The health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, staff and the broader community are of the utmost importance,” Athletics said in a statement. “We expect our student-athletes to follow University requirements and guidelines for limiting the spread of COVID-19, including wearing masks, practicing social distancing, washing their hands regularly and not gathering in large groups.”

Penn State Athletics reports updated student-athlete coronavirus testing data every Wednesday.

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