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With summer workouts approaching, two Longhorns test positive for COVID-19

Posted June 10th, 2020

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Texas announced Wednesday night that two Longhorns football players are self-isolating after testing positive for COVID-19.

Another tested positive for the COVID-19 antibody. One of the student-athletes identified symptoms during pre-screening and was tested before arriving on campus, while the other two were tested during the on-campus screening process, according to the UT statement.

The players’ families have been notified and the two student-athletes who tested positive are self-isolating, according to UT.

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Texas is not the only football program that has recently revealed a positive test. According to 247Sports, some athletes at Alabama, Auburn and Oklahoma State have contracted the coronavirus.

Read more: New coronavirus manual details how Texas football athletes return to on-campus workouts

Texas did not identify the players who tested positive. The American-Statesman reported last week that a positive test would sideline an athlete until they’re symptom-free “for 72 hours without the use of medication and at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.”

Due to the pandemic, Texas missed out on spring practices and its athletic facilities had been closed since the middle of March. The Big 12 recently stated that summer workouts could begin on June 15. Texas had players who are living off-campus in the Austin area to go through an orientation process this week. The rest of the team can return next week.

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