7 Arkansas St. athletes positive for COVID-19, no symptoms

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“This is a day we knew would come,” said Arkansas State University Chancellor Kelly Damphousse in an email Thursday regarding news that seven Arkansas State athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 and are self-isolating for 14 days.

Damphousse says the seven athletes are from three sports and all are asymptomatic. They learned of the positive results Wednesday.

The athletes who tested positive will self-isolate for 14 days.

Damphousse said contact tracing has begun, and anyone who has been exposed to any of the seven athletes will be required to quarantine for 14 days.

An Arkansas State spokesman said he didn’t know how many athletes have been tested since they began returning to campus for voluntary workouts.

From Associated Press

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