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Michigan State athlete tests positive for COVID-19

June 18, 2020
<p>Bill Beekman is interviewed by the media after the MSU Board of Trustees public meeting discussing MSU's presidential transition Jan. 26, 2018, at the Hannah Administration Building. (Nic Antaya | The State News)</p>

Bill Beekman is interviewed by the media after the MSU Board of Trustees public meeting discussing MSU's presidential transition Jan. 26, 2018, at the Hannah Administration Building. (Nic Antaya | The State News)

Of the 124 Michigan State student-athletes tested for COVID-19 on Monday, one tested positive, the MSU athletic department released according to the Detroit Free Press.

Following an announcement from Athletic Director Bill Beekman on June 4, football, men's and women's basketball and volleyball athletes were permitted to return back to campus for voluntary training on Monday. However, their attendance at training was contingent upon two consecutive negative results in an administered COVID-19 test on campus.

It was not announced which athlete tested positive or which sport they play, but they began 10-14 day isolation after their test results came back on Monday.

One other athlete did not report to campus after testing positive at home last week, bringing the total to three Spartans having known cases of COVID-19, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Newcomers for the football team may arrive on campus June 28, with COVID-19 testing taking place the next day while hockey players are scheduled to arrive on July 6.

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