Miami University quarantines all student-athletes after 27 athletes test positive for COVID-19 – WLWT Cincinnati

Miami University is quarantining all student-athletes who have returned to Oxford after 27 athletes tested positive for COVID-19.University officials learned of the positive tests on Monday. Officials said many of the 27 athletes, though not all, had attended an off-campus social gathering over a week ago. The infected student-athletes are all from various teams, school officials said.All Miami University student-athletes who have returned to Oxford, and any coaches and staff who were in contact with them are being asked to quarantine. According to a release from the university, the Butler County General Health District decided to issue the “blanket quarantine order to ensure no student-athletes would be missed through the normal method of contact tracing.””Miami University is fully supportive of and cooperating with the Butler County General Health District. We have worked with them throughout the pandemic to help safeguard the health of our students, faculty, staff and communities,” said President Gregory Crawford. Jennifer Bailer, Health Commissioner for Butler County General Health District, said efforts are underway to identify who the 27 athletes may have come in contact with and ask those individuals to quarantine as soon as possible in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.”My concern for the health of all of our student-athletes is paramount,” said David Sayler, director of athletics. “I am disappointed that poor judgment has led to this quarantine order and put in jeopardy our efforts to have our teams study and practice together.” Earlier in the month, the Mid-American Conference announce it would be postponing fall sports due to COVID-19 concerns.

Miami University is quarantining all student-athletes who have returned to Oxford after 27 athletes tested positive for COVID-19.

University officials learned of the positive tests on Monday. Officials said many of the 27 athletes, though not all, had attended an off-campus social gathering over a week ago.

The infected student-athletes are all from various teams, school officials said.

All Miami University student-athletes who have returned to Oxford, and any coaches and staff who were in contact with them are being asked to quarantine. According to a release from the university, the Butler County General Health District decided to issue the “blanket quarantine order to ensure no student-athletes would be missed through the normal method of contact tracing.”

“Miami University is fully supportive of and cooperating with the Butler County General Health District. We have worked with them throughout the pandemic to help safeguard the health of our students, faculty, staff and communities,” said President Gregory Crawford.

Jennifer Bailer, Health Commissioner for Butler County General Health District, said efforts are underway to identify who the 27 athletes may have come in contact with and ask those individuals to quarantine as soon as possible in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

“My concern for the health of all of our student-athletes is paramount,” said David Sayler, director of athletics. “I am disappointed that poor judgment has led to this quarantine order and put in jeopardy our efforts to have our teams study and practice together.”

Earlier in the month, the Mid-American Conference announce it would be postponing fall sports due to COVID-19 concerns.