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UT football pausing team activities due to positive COVID-19 results among staff members, student-athletes

On March 3, the UT football program announced it will start spring practices on March 23.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The University of Tennessee football program said it has temporarily paused all team activities after recent rounds of COVID-19 surveillance testing resulted in multiple positive tests among staff members and student-athletes.

UT reported a cluster of 11 cases and 13 close contacts related to an off-campus gathering at the 100 block of South Central Street in Knoxville and subsequent on-campus activities at Anderson Training Center where the football team trains. 

After learning the positive results, the staff members and student-athletes immediately self-isolated and are taking the appropriate safety measures in accordance with university, CDC, and local health department guidelines.

On March 3, the UT football program announced it will start spring practices on March 23.