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37 test positive for COVID-19 at UNC-Chapel Hill, football team to pause workouts temporarily

Campus Health and UNC Hospitals tested 429 Carolina student-athletes, coaches and staff.
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — UNC-Chapel Hill tested hundreds of student-athletes, coaches and the Department of Athletics staff as they began to return to campus.

Campus Health and UNC Hospitals tested 429 Carolina student-athletes, coaches and staff. A total of 37 have tested positive for COVID-19.

Student-athletes who test positive for COVID-19 are required to isolate for up to 14 days in a campus residence hall specified by the university or at their home. Those who are considered close contacts of those who have tested positive will also self-quarantine for up to 14 days.

"As a precaution, our football team will pause voluntary workouts for at least a week and will resume at a date to be determined. Per NCAA rules, voluntary workouts must be initiated by a student-athlete and cannot be attended by coaches,"  UNC-Chapel Hill said.

UNC-Chapel Hill said Carolina Athletics will continue to follow university protocols regarding reporting of COVID-19 cases.

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