University of Hawaii football game still on despite player testing positive for coronavirus


    Hawaii head coach Todd Graham leads his team onto the field during the first half of a college football game against the Boise State Broncos.

Saturday’s football game between the University of Hawaii and the state of San Jose is being played despite a Rainbow Warrior getting a positive result today for the corona virus, school officials announced tonight.

The player, who was not publicly identified, was the only Warrior to achieve a positive result in team-wide tests conducted on Thursday. More than 100 players, coaches and staff are tested weekly on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays during this eight-week regular season.

The player and four other non-soccer students are isolated.

“On Friday morning, we were notified of one positive COVID-19 case within our football program,” tweeted UH athletics director David Matlin. “That person has since isolated himself and contact tracing began immediately. We follow all proper state, provincial and university protocols and our medical team is closely monitoring the situation. Tomorrow’s game continues as planned. Since the soccer team resumed fall camp in September, this positive case is our first test in 3,681 among the team, coaching staff and support staff. This week alone, 454 tests have been conducted. “

UH notified state health officials and the San Jose state football team. The Spartans’ previous two games were canceled due to COVID-19-related situations involving Fresno State and Boise State.

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