Notre Dame football team will not have practice Wednesday and possibly Thursday. The University has shifted to remote learning until September 2nd this comes as no surprise after a rise in positive Covid-19 test. The school confirmed 222 cases out 1,287 since Aug. 3, with 72 of those cases being positive tests Tuesday and 82 on Monday. The football team reported two positive tests out of 117 during its last update Aug. 10. The team will continue to make testing results public as they become available.
Notre Dame is not sending students home but has imposed restrictions on their activity, including access to dormitories and major gathering places on campus. “Our contact-tracing analysis indicates that most infections are coming from off-campus gatherings,” Notre Dame’s president, the Rev. John Jenkins, said Tuesday. “Students infected at those gatherings passed it on to others, who in turn have passed the virus on to others, resulting in the positive cases we have seen.”
The University of North Carolina also released a statement on Covid, because of a continued upward trend in positive Covid-19 tests on campus, Carolina Athletics will immediately suspend athletic activities for all sports teams until at least 5 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday, August 20). Campus recreation facilities also will be closed”After consulting with our health experts and University leadership, we are taking this action to protect our students, coaches and staff,” said Carolina Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham. “We want to make sure we continue to do everything we can to ensure that that our teams, campus and community remain healthy.” Student-athletes will continue to have access to academic support, student-athlete development, medical care and nutrition. All students, coaches and staff will continue to be expected to follow Carolina’s Community Standards. On Monday the university moved to remote learning for undergrad classes and asked students that were on campus to pack and go home.