Virginia Athletics reports two COVID-19 positives over past week

Courtesy UVA Media Relations

The Virginia Athletics department announced today (Nov. 2) a total of 1038 COVID-19 tests were administered to UVA student-athletes and staff over the last seven days (Oct. 26-Nov. 1). Of those, two resulted in a positive test (0.2 percent). Both positive tests were for staff members. No student-athletes produced a positive test over the seven-day period.

Since testing began on UVA student-athletes and staff on July 5, a total of 10,064 tests have been administered with 91 total positives. (0.9 percent).

All positive tests were reported to the Thomas Jefferson Health District of the Virginia Department of Health.

The individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 were notified according to local health guidelines as a means to trace contacts. Those individuals will self-isolate for at least 10 days, or until symptoms are resolving plus 24-hours fever free (whichever is longer) and be medically evaluated before they will be cleared to resume daily sports participation.

Known close contacts of those who test positive, as determined by the Virginia Department of Health, will also be asked to self-quarantine for at least 14 days and are unable to participate in daily sports activities during that time.

During the competition seasons, Virginia athletics teams follow the Atlantic Coast Conference’s testing protocols.

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