EUGENE, Ore — The Oregon Ducks canceled Saturday night’s football practice after five people within the program tested positive for COVID-19.
Head Coach Mario Cristobal said all five people are asymptomatic and self-isolating.
The team announced they canceled practice “out of extreme caution,” and that these are the first positive tests within the program since daily antigen testing began.
“The health and safety of our student-athletes is and will continue to be our top priority,” an Oregon Athletics spokesperson said. “Local health authorities have been notified and contact tracing is in process.”
Oregon football team cancels tonight’s scrimmage.
5 positive antigen tests for COVID-19 within the program. All 5 are asymptomatic according to UO.
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