During latest round of testing, 30 student-athletes and two staff members test positive for COVID-19


Spartan Stadium (Photo: MSU Athletic Communications)

Zach Surdenik, General Assigment Reporter

EAST LANSING — Michigan State University conducted a total of 369 COVID-19 tests on student-athletes and staff members between Sept. 15 – 21. Out of the 369 total tests administered, 328 of them were student-athletes and 41 were staff members. 30 student-athletes and two staff members tested positive. 

The positive case numbers are down from last week, where, out of 376 total tests, 44 student-athletes and one staff member tested positive. However, the positive testing results are still up significantly from a month ago. The rise in cases across the MSU student-athlete body can mostly be attributed to the massive surge in COVID-19 cases amongst off-campus students. 

Since the beginning of June, Michigan State has conducted 2,320 tests on student-athletes and staff members. There have been at least 1,947 tests on student-athletes, with 123 positive results. Since June 15, there have also been more than 374 tests on staff members with eight positive results. 

Those with positive test results will continue to have daily check-ins with the athletic training staff while they remain in isolation. Further testing and follow-ups are required before the individuals can return to any level of workouts.