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Notre Dame postpones football game after multiple student-athletes test positive for Covid-19

September 23, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

The University of Notre Dame was forced to postpone its football game against Wake Forest on Saturday after multiple student-athletes tested positive for Covid-19.

(CNN)The University of Notre Dame was forced to postpone its football game against Wake Forest on Saturday after multiple student-athletes tested positive for Covid-19.

Seven out of 94 football players on the Fighting Irish tested positive, Notre Dame said in a news release Tuesday.

In a statement, Notre Dame Athletics announced that the football program has decided to pause all football-related activities until further testing can be completed.

Combined with testing results from last week, a total of 13 football players are now in isolation with 10 in quarantine.

"With student-athlete health and safety our primary focus, we will continue to follow our prevention protocols and ongoing testing procedures," said football Coach Brian Kelly.

We knew COVID would present challenges throughout the season, and we'll always put student-athlete health and safety at the forefront of our decision making.

Notre Dame, which is 2-0 so far this season, is currently the seventh ranked football team in the nation.

As of Tuesday, Notre Dame has 408 confirmed cases among the campus community in South Bend, Indiana, according to its Covid-19 dashboard.

Notre Dame isn't the first to delay a game due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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