COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — The University of Maryland Athletics department announced on Thursday that all training has been temporarily suspended after the latest round of COVID-19 testing.

On August 31 and September 1, the University Health Center conducted on-campus screening for 501 student-athletes.

CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE:

A total of 46 student-athletes tested positive, affecting 10 different teams, according to the University’s athletic department.

Student-athletes will be tested again on Tuesday, September 8.

University of Maryland Athletic Director Damon Evans issued the following statement:

“As we experience an unprecedented year in college athletics and across the entire country due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to keep the health, safety and welfare of our student-athletes and staff first and foremost. The most recent testing results have revealed an uptick in positive tests among Maryland student-athletes. Out of an abundance of caution, we are temporarily pausing all workouts for our programs. We continue to educate our student-athletes and staff about best practices and protocols to be safe this time. We look forward to when our student-athletes can safely return to workouts and then re-start their seasons.”

So far, 2,191 COVID-19 tests have been conducted among University of Maryland student-athletes. Of those tests, 63 have returned positive results.

For the latest information on coronavirus go to the Maryland Health Department’s website or call 211. You can find all of WJZ’s coverage on coronavirus in Maryland here.

CBS Baltimore Staff

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