Colleges Debate Whether to Detail Positive COVID-19 Tests for Student-AthletesJune 15, 2020 |
by Steve Megargee
Over the past two weeks, as college athletes have returned to campuses to work out and prepare for sports later this year, a handful of them have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Arkansas State. Houston. Boise State. Iowa State. Oklahoma State. More than a dozen schools in all.
Just how many positive tests isn’t known, however, because college officials are debating exactly what to tell the public. Nearly half of the 66 Football Bowl Subdivision member programs that responded to an inquiry from The Associated Press said they were still deciding whether to disclose the number of athletes with positive tests — and just more than half aren’t going to release numbers at all.