An additional student-athlete at Marshall University has tested positive for COVID-19

Marshall University

HUNTINGTON, WV (WOAY) – Another student-athlete at Marshall University has tested positive for COVID-19. The student-athlete is asymptomatic, and the case is not believed to be related to the three cases announced Monday.

University and public health officials do not believe any of the cases contracted the virus on campus.

There are test results pending for two additional student-athletes.

Officials with the Marshall University Office of Environmental Health and Safety, and Marshall Health physicians Dr. Larry Dial and Dr. John Jasko are working with Athletics Department staff to make sure all protocols are being followed.

These measures include:

  • All student-athletes arriving on campus are in mandatory self-isolation for one week;
  • Following the completion of the self-isolation period, all student-athletes are tested for COVID-19 and must return a confirmed negative result before being allowed out of self-isolation;
  • All Athletics Department employees who come in close contact with student-athletes are being tested; and
  • Any student-athlete returning a positive test is required to quarantine and follow positive test guidelines. A student-athlete who tests positive will be required to secure a negative test before completing the quarantine period.

The most recent student-athlete who tested positive is in quarantine, as are the three cases announced on Monday.

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