COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — The University of Maryland Athletics Department announced Saturday that nine people tested positive for COVID-19 after a recent on-campus screening of 185 student-athletes and staff.

The University said the nine student-athletes and staff have been notified and are currently in self-isolation, monitored by health officials.

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Under guidance from local health officials, voluntary, individual training sessions for the football program have been temporarily suspended, the athletics department said.


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In previous testing of 105 individuals in June, no individual tested positive for COVID-19.

The athletics department said it is working with the University Health Center to conduct regular COVID-19 testing and have developed protocols in the event of positive test results.

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