Kansas State has paused all workouts for football players as positive COVID-19 tests have increased at the university.
The school announced Saturday that, as of June 19, 14 of the 130 athletes tested have tested positive. As a result, the school has paused football workouts for a period of 14 days.
The athletes who tested positive “are being medically managed according to current local, state, national, and CDC guidelines, which begins with self-isolation for 10 days and until the patient is without fever for 72 hours without medication, whichever takes longer,” the school said.
The University of Kansas reported 1 positive test out of 86 student athletes tested.
Kansas State is the second program to halt its offseason workouts due to positive COVID-19 tests. Houston, after opting not to test its players upon their return to campus, shut down workouts after six players tested positive last week.
LSU, the defending national champions, are also dealing with a significant number of positive tests, according to Sports Illustrated. The outlet reported Saturday that “at least 30” LSU players are in isolation because they either tested positive or were in contact with someone who tested positive.