No student-athletes or staff members test positive for COVID-19 in latest round of testing


Spartan Stadium/ Photo Credit: Nathan Stearns/ WDBM

Nathan Stearns, News Director

EAST LANSING— During the week of April 23-29, Michigan State conducted 764 COVID-19 PCR tests on student-athletes and athletic department staff members. In total, 520 total tests were administered on student-athletes, and 244 were issued to eligible staff members. Overall, no student-athletes or 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 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 24,600 tests on student-athletes and staff members with 258 total positive tests for student-athletes and 42 positive results for athletic department personnel.

This week is the first week since Feb. 19 when no student-athletes or staff members tested positive for COVID-19. It is also the third consecutive week with no positive tests concerning the staff member community. During the week of April 2-8, five athletic department staffers contracted the virus.