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Second Tennessee male student-athlete tests positive for COVID-19

"After testing several domestic members of our men’s and women’s basketball teams, one male student-athlete tested positive for COVID-19."
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Rick Barnes speaks during the team's media day.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A Tennessee male student-athlete tested positive for COVID-19, a Tennessee Athletics spokesperson confirmed on Friday, June 19.

"After testing several domestic members of our men’s and women’s basketball teams, one male student-athlete tested positive for COVID-19," the University said in a release. "With a plan already in place, our Sports Medicine staff immediately activated isolation and contact-tracing protocol in collaboration with the Knox County Health Department. We are encouraged by this affirmation that our procedures work."

This is the first known case of COVID-19 for Tennessee student-athletes that have returned to campus. 

The next steps for the athletics program once a confirmed case of COVID-19 has been found are detailed HERE.

A second Tennessee male student-athlete has tested positive for COVID-19, a Tennessee athletics spokesperson confirmed on Tuesday, June 23. 

Voluntary workouts are still taking place, according to UT Athletics.

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