81 College of Hawaii soccer gamers in quarantine after eight checks optimistic for coronavirus

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    The University of Hawaii soccer team practiced on campus on October 6th.

The University of Hawaii is quarantining 81 student-athletes on the soccer team after five student-athletes tested positive for a total of eight positive tests since March 31, the school said in a press release.

The decision was made out of caution after UH doctors consulted the Hawaii Department of Health. The student athletes will be quarantined at their place of residence and monitored by the sports department medical team and academic support staff. The 13 student-athletes who live on campus will be temporarily moved from campus to quarantine and looked after. None of the student-athletes who tested positive will have in-person lessons this semester or live on campus, according to the press release.

The team started spring training on March 25th and was originally supposed to run until April 23rd.

The soccer team announced on Monday that spring training and personal activities had been suspended due to COVID-related logs. Personal activities are expected to resume on April 14th after the quarantine period expires. None of the student athletes who tested positive have experienced a serious illness and are reported to be doing fine.

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