FSU Announces at Least 1 Football Player Has Tested Positive for COVID-19

Megan ArmstrongSenior Analyst IIIJune 9, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, FL - DECEMBER 2: A general view of a Florida State Seminoles Helmet on the field before the game against the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks at Doak Campbell Stadium on Bobby Bowden Field on December 2, 2017 in Tallahassee, Florida. Florida State defeated Louisiana Monroe 42 to 10. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
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A Florida State spokesperson confirmed Tuesday that "at least one football player" tested positive for COVID-19, according to Wayne McGahee III off the Tallahassee Democrat.

"Players and staff members began testing for the coronavirus on May 20 in preparation for voluntary workouts resuming," McGahee relayed. "FSU began voluntary workouts June 1."

The NCAA Division I Council announced May 20 that basketball and football student-athletes would be allowed to participate in on-campus voluntary activities beginning June 1.

Earlier Tuesday, three of 60 University of Central Florida football players who had returned to campus were announced as having tested positive for COVID-19:

Positive COVID-19 cases were on the rise in Florida last week:

Identities of players who tested positive cannot be revealed because of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

The 2020 college football season is still scheduled to begin Aug. 29 despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd reported Monday that the NCAA is preparing to give programs at least six weeks to prepare, with team workouts proposed to begin July 13. 

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