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.