UTEP officials: two additional student-athletes test positive for COVID-19


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – Two additional student-athletes at UTEP have tested positive for COVID-19, school officials tell KTSM 9 Sports.

None of the on-campus facilities have been in use since Wednesday, July 1.

Last week, UTEP announced five student-athletes tested positive for the coronavirus. Dating back to April, a total of eight student-athletes have tested positive for the virus at UTEP. The seven most recent cases on UTEP’s campus are all adhering to a 14-day quarantine period.

UTEP began voluntary workouts on-campus on June 15. Approximately 60 student-athletes have been participating in workouts to prepare for the 2020-21 athletics season.

Following the positive tests, UTEP immediately closed athletics’ facilities for extensive cleaning. Voluntary workouts will remain suspended until Thursday, July 16.

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