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University of Iowa athletes to resume workouts, despite 21 positive tests in last week


This news story was published on September 9, 2020.
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University of Iowa in Iowa City

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa Athletics Department announced Tuesday it has resumed voluntary and mandatory workouts.

The department conducted 297 COVID-19 tests for the week of August 31-September 6, 2020. Twenty-one positive tests and 276 negative tests have been received. As part of the return to campus protocol, testing began May 29, 2020, and includes student-athletes, coaches and staff. A total of 197 positive tests, 2,836 negative tests and one inconclusive test have been received.

Following a positive test result, protocol established by UI Athletics and medical staff, including contact tracing procedures, is being followed to ensure the safety of all UI Athletics student-athletes and staff. This mandatory protocol also includes isolation for the individuals who test positive, and quarantine for those individuals who might have been exposed to someone with the virus.

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16 Responses to University of Iowa athletes to resume workouts, despite 21 positive tests in last week

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 11, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    Sports are stupid huh. They might be not necessary at this current time, but to abolish sports and just fight over money is stupid. Your an ignorant doofis. Sports help young peoples bodies to develop into something worthy of this planet. Obviously you’ve never competed at anything physical your whole life. Plus physical and mental well being go hand in hand. If all we left with is fighting over money and land then we are doomed. I agree that some sports get retarded at the professional level. And the craziness over college football is many times too much, but sports are a very important part of raising kids and having a healthy society.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 11, 2020 at 2:04 pm

      Physical activity is good. Physical activity and sports are not necessarily the same thing. Sports should be at a club level and nothing than intramurals should be in the schools. We are living in an entirely different world then fifty years ago.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 11, 2020 at 8:13 am

    All sports should be cancelled in Corona times. These athletes are ignorant pieces of shit. Throwing a ball, chasing a ball and catching a ball are not important life skills, they are not important to society in any real way. NFL, NBA, NHL’s, all of it all the way down to local sch8ol8level should be completely shut down. Sports are around and pointless and I dont think I should have to risk infection because some uneducated halfwits want to watch inner city youth chase a ball. It’s stupid. Pointless and inconsiderate. Sports have zero value. This country is obsessed with some pretty stupid shit.

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    mint Reply Report comment

    September 11, 2020 at 7:15 am

    scademic, to usher in cashless society, digital/nanotechnology vaccines for Agenda 21/30

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 10, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    VOTE TRUMP 2020

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 10, 2020 at 10:23 pm

      Yup, 20 years and 20 months for crimes against the country.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        September 11, 2020 at 8:16 am

        Whatever Obama worshippers. I dont support trump myself but you people who obsess and freak out about it are stupid. The man isnt that bad. He has accomplished alot of thing your child molesting joe biden never could or will. Obama should go to prison too. Why dont you just relax and go touch yourself while you watch “cuties” on netflix(which you won’t cancel even though they show child porn now) All leftist are child molesters. Dont even deny it. We all already know it.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          September 11, 2020 at 12:48 pm

          Can you give us some validation of your statements that Biden is pedophile and Obama a crook? Or are we just supposed to accept your word? All leftists are child molesters? Remember Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislane Maxwell? Two of Trumps friends who used young girls sexually for years and Trumpie just wished Maxwell well. You might want to watch what you say because it can come back to slap you.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 10, 2020 at 10:43 am

    TRUMP 2020

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 10, 2020 at 8:40 am

    What happened to the five comments?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 10, 2020 at 6:39 am

    Your pretty full of yourself if you think that your not watching will affect much.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 10, 2020 at 7:02 am

      Maybe he is not alone…numbers add up

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 9, 2020 at 11:05 am

    It’s over. And johnny come lately will wear a mask. The vaccines are bunk until spring. There will be a 2nd stimulus. And after the dark winter ahead a possible 3rd. Football should not be played. Absolutely not! And dumb johnny come lately? He will lose big time against the pandemic on account he thinks it’s fake. Dumb Bastards. Multiple current deaths by 6.