Two student-athletes and five staff members test positive for COVID-19 in latest round of testing


DeMartin Stadium/ Photo Credit: Ian Gilmout/WDBM

Nathan Stearns, News Director

EAST LANSING— During the week of April 2-8, Michigan State conducted 1,464 COVID-19 PCR tests on student-athletes and athletic department staff members. In total, 1,100 total tests were administered on student-athletes, and 364 were issued to eligible staff members. Overall, two student-athletes and five staff members tested positive for COVID-19.

This week’s results cover PCR testing across all sports that are participating in the Big Ten’s testing program. Currently, student-athletes and staff members who participate in men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey and rowing are being tested six days a week. Other sports, including men’s and women’s track, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s golf, baseball and softball are being tested in accordance with weekly schedules produced by the Big Ten.

Since the beginning of June, MSU has administered over 21,100 total tests on student-athletes and staff members, with 253 total positive tests for student-athletes and 42 positive results for athletic department personnel.

The two positive tests amongst the student-athlete community is the lowest mark since the week of Feb. 19 when no student-athletes tested positive. Previously, seven student-athletes and six staff members tested positive over the week of March 26- April 1.