NewsCoronavirus

Actions

Grand Canyon University men's basketball team quarantined after 6 positive COVID-19 cases

GCU looking at new ways to train officers
Posted at 6:00 PM, Jun 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-24 21:00:15-04

The entire Grand Canyon University men's basketball team and coaching staff has been placed in quarantine after multiple players and staff test positive for coronavirus.

The announcement, made Wednesday, states that four student athletes and two "support staff" members tested positive after arriving on the GCU campus.

All 16 team members will now be quarantined on campus in a residence hall for the next 14 days. The support staff members who tested positive will remain at home for two weeks.

Student athletes began reporting to campus this week and the positive tests were discovered as a result of 72-hour quarantine testing, according to a statement

See the full statement released by the university below.

The Grand Canyon University men’s basketball team has been placed in quarantine after four student-athletes and two support staff members tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving on campus. All 16 members of the team -- 14 student-athletes and two student managers -- are in quarantine at a designated residence hall on campus for the next two weeks. The two additional support staff members who tested positive will remain at home for two weeks, per University policy.

Student-athletes began reporting to campus in the past week for voluntary individual workouts but were first placed in quarantine for 72 hours pending the results of their physical and coronavirus testing. Four men’s basketball players who were asymptomatic tested positive at the end of that 72 hours and were immediately placed in quarantine while contact tracing was conducted. Other team members who tested negative also were placed in quarantine out of an abundance of caution and will be tested again.

GCU’s weight room, sports medicine clinic and basketball offices have all been sanitized, along with the student-athletes’ dorm rooms.