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Florida football suspends team activities after increase in COVID-19 cases

Published: Oct. 13, 2020 at 3:47 PM CDT
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(KBTX) - The Florida Gators’ football team reported an increase in positive COVID-19 cases this week. Florida played Texas A&M on Saturday at Kyle Field. Florida’s athletics director said he is reaching out to both Texas A&M and their next opponent, LSU.

Texas A&M Athletics Director Ross Bjork released the following statement:

“We have been in touch with officials at the University of Florida and have also reviewed the available data from the Kinexon contact tracing system deployed by the SEC. At this point, there has been no impact within our football program, but we will continue our regular testing regiment this week and stay diligent with all of our safety protocols.”

Texas A&M Director of Athletics Ross Bjork

Statement From Florida Athletics Director Scott Stricklin:

"The University of Florida football team has experienced an increase in positive COVID tests among players this week. Out of an abundance of caution, team activities are paused as of Tuesday afternoon.

Head coach Dan Mullen has been in communication with football players and their parents, and I have had conversations with the Southeastern Conference office, last week's opponent Texas A&M, and this week's opponent LSU.

These circumstances will be re-evaluated by UF Health and the athletic department’s sports medicine staff Wednesday."

Florida Athletics Director Scott Stricklin

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