Missouri State Swim Team Temporarily Shut Down After COVID-19 Positive Test

The Missouri State swim team will be spending two weeks on dry land after one of their members tested positive for COVID-19.

An athletic department spokesperson told OI that one student-athlete tested positive for COVID-19 and the University began their contact tracing element of their re-entry policy, which has most of the team in two week quarantine.

“Standard protocol,” the spokesperson said.

The University has reported 15 cases in students since in-person classes began this week. The swim team is the first known athletics team that has had to be almost entirely placed in self-quarantine.

The regular season for the swim team usually begins in late September, but no schedule for this season has been announced due to COVID-19 concerns.

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