Skip to main content

7 Gopher student-athletes test positive for COVID-19

The athletes have not been identified.

Seven student-athletes at the University of Minnesota have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a press release. 

The seven athletes are not identified, though the release notes that they come from a range of different sports. The positive results come after 170 tests were conducted, with all athletes with confirmed cases self-isolating themselves. 

They will need to be cleared by medical professionals before they are allowed to return to team activities. To be given the go-ahead to return, each athlete will need to test negative twice and will be required to go through daily health screenings. 

“During this time, they will have access to all necessary resources and food and will be in daily communication with members of Minnesota’s athletic medicine staff,” the release says.

The U of M started diagnostic testing athletes upon their return to campus this month. 

With the 2020-21 college sports season just a couple of months away, more and more student-athletes at high-profile universities around the country testing positive. Thirty-seven football players are among 43 athletes with confirmed cases at Clemson, while 17 athletes have tested positive at the University of Iowa. 

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-05-21 at 5.46.37 PM

Video shows officers ended pursuit before fatal crash in Anoka

The crash occurred when the driver fled police during an attempted traffic stop in Coon Rapids.

Eli Hart

6-year-old Eli Hart identified as boy found dead in car trunk

The kindergartner's father was trying to get full custody of his son.

IMG_3509

Boy found dead in trunk of car in Mound was kindergartner

"It is horrifying and difficult to process a tragedy of this magnitude, especially in our close-knit community," the superintendent wrote.

Minneapolis police

Man found yelling for help after being shot in Minneapolis

The shooting occurred on the 800 block of Elwood Avenue North at around 9:15 p.m.

Screen Shot 2022-05-21 at 9.56.21 AM

Minneapolis North principal says she was fired, district says otherwise

“MPS requires schools to follow protocols in times like that and I did not,” Friestleben said.

Kris Richard Severin

Inmate who escaped Minnesota prison is captured

The inmate escaped Wednesday morning.

Brave New Comedy Workshop in downtown Minneapolis.

Brave New Workshop cancels shows due to COVID-19 cases

The shows were scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre.

Austin Retterath

Body of missing U of M student found in Mississippi River

Austin Retterath was last seen alive in the morning hours of May 8.

"Love" mural seen in St. Paul.

Summer mural events to bring together community, shine light on MN artists

The 2022 Chroma Zone Mural & Art Festival will take place this weekend in St. Paul's Creative Enterprise Zone, with ensuing events happening this summer.

14869-Manitou-Road-NE-Prior-Lake-MN-55372-6110268-image37

Gallery: Remodeled lakeside home in Prior Lake on market for $2.8M

It offers privacy at the end of a dead-end road fronting onto Lower Prior Lake.

golden valley police department

Carjacking outside ice arena in Golden Valley under investigation

Golden Valley PD confirmed it received a report of a carjacking Monday evening.

Related

TCF Bank Stadium

15 more from Gopher football team test positive for COVID-19

That brings the total number of cases from this outbreak to 40.

coronavirus, COVID-19 test

How long can Minnesota keep COVID-19 positive test rate down?

Could Minnesota follow a similar path to Florida and Texas?

coronavirus

MN health officials criticize CDC change to COVID-19 testing guidelines

The MDH wants asymptomatic people who may have been exposed to get tested.

coronavirus, covid-19, doctor

U of M, Mayo Clinic testing provides hope for Minnesota in COVID-19 fight

Both institutions are in the process of preparing to deploy the tests to the public.