14 KSU Football Players Test Positive - Voluntary Workouts Shut Down

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14 KSU Football Players Test Positive - Voluntary Workouts Shut Down

Post by xtrawildcat » June 20th, 2020, 2:59 pm

Not good news.
Kansas State University announced Saturday it paused the football team's voluntary workouts because 14 student-athletes tested positive for COVID-19.
Bryan Fischer of College Football Talk shared the news release, which stated the Big 12 school tested more than 130 student-athletes. Those who were positive for COVID-19 were placed in self-isolation and are being "medically managed" according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other guidelines.
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Kansas State announced it has paused all voluntary workouts for football players for 14 days following the most recent COVID-19 test results. https://t.co/6n2wGaIXVW
Kansas State had announced Wednesday that eight student-athletes tested positive for COVID-19.
Tim Fitzgerald of 247Sports noted the Wildcats started team workouts Monday and that the "number of confirmed cases has risen steadily" with testing in place.

"The health and well-being of our student-athletes will always be our top priority," athletics director Gene Taylor said, per Fitzgerald. "Following the most recent test results, we felt like temporarily pausing all football workouts and access to our facilities was the best decision for everyone. We continue to take this situation very seriously and want to do everything we can to get back to workouts soon."
On Friday, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced the state had 12,059 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
There have been no plans to alter the college football season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Post by stlcatfan » June 20th, 2020, 3:15 pm

I guess the good news is that apparently these players are finding out they have the virus, only after being tested, which means they must not be showing physical symptoms - at least not yet.

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Post by xtrawildcat » June 20th, 2020, 4:57 pm

stlcatfan wrote:
June 20th, 2020, 3:15 pm
I guess the good news is that apparently these players are finding out they have the virus, only after being tested, which means they must not be showing physical symptoms - at least not yet.
We'll have to know more. I thought only four tested positive during the initial testing when they arrived. How did 10 more come up positive. Did they bring it with them. Did they catch Covid from other players during voluntary work outs.

Should be a lot to be learned and maybe that will help going forward.

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Post by tmcats » June 20th, 2020, 5:30 pm

have you got your subject line correct, extra?
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Post by Zoltar » June 20th, 2020, 8:08 pm

Win the dang day!

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Post by xtrawildcat » June 21st, 2020, 8:01 am

tmcats wrote:
June 20th, 2020, 5:30 pm
have you got your subject line correct, extra?
I didn't have the word players in it originally.

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Post by MajorAppleCat » June 21st, 2020, 2:08 pm

Herd immunity increasing.
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Post by stlcatfan » June 21st, 2020, 2:25 pm

MajorAppleCat wrote:
June 21st, 2020, 2:08 pm
Herd immunity increasing.
True. Teams whose players are exposed early on (assuming no one gets seriously ill) will likely have an advantage over those who come down with this virus in August and September.

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Post by xtrawildcat » June 21st, 2020, 5:33 pm

stlcatfan wrote:
June 21st, 2020, 2:25 pm
MajorAppleCat wrote:
June 21st, 2020, 2:08 pm
Herd immunity increasing.
True. Teams whose players are exposed early on (assuming no one gets seriously ill) will likely have an advantage over those who come down with this virus in August and September.
The main advantage will be the shock of having practice shut down for two weeks. Will make KSU players take responsibility to avoid getting Covid.

14 of 130 players getting Covid is not creating herd immunity.

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Post by ToledoCat#3 » June 21st, 2020, 6:48 pm

I would just remind that one has to pass 14 to get to 15 and you have to keep it up, one at a time, to reach herd immunity.

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