Colorado State University Voluntarily Pauses Football Team Activities
The pandemic has caused another delay. This time with Colorado State University's (CSU) football team activities.
Based on recent results from COVID-19 testing conducted over the last week on football student-athletes, we are electing to temporarily pause football team activities.
CSU Press Release
To date, there are eight confirmed positive tests out of over 140 tests within the football program since June which is "inclusive of mandatory COVID-19 intake tests".
Before team activities resume a full team test will be administered early next week, and activities are expected to return within the next two weeks.
“We are taking this step to voluntarily pause football activities to minimize the opportunity for this virus to spread any further. We will always put the health and safety of our student-athletes and community first, and while we are disappointed to see this spread occur within our program, we remain encouraged for the continued collaboration we have experienced with our University’s Pandemic Preparedness Team, local, county, and state health officials.”
Joe Parker, Colorado State Director of Athletics
Lori Lynn, Executive Director, CSU Health Network and Co-Chair of the Pandemic Preparedness Team, said this:
“The Pandemic Preparedness Team and Athletics Department are in frequent communications about student and employee health, touching base several times a week. Their decision to pause workouts was made voluntarily and was not at the direction of the county or state, and reflects our continued commitment to working together to meet or exceed public health guidance as they resume their athletic activities.”