University of Houston halts workouts after six athletes test positive for COVID-19

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It’s one of the most common questions facing the NFL as it attempts to proceed with its season as scheduled: What happens if, shortly after training camps open, a team has an outbreak of COVID-19? In the case of the University of Houston, the answer is to halt workouts.

The university announced on Friday that it was bringing workouts to a stop because six student-athletes tested positive.

Only football and basketball players had been back at Houston working out, only since June 1, and the only athletes tested were those who either showed symptoms or came from a place where the virus is rampant, the Houston Chronicle reports. So it’s entirely possible that a lot more than six athletes actually have the virus, especially given that healthy, college-age people are often asymptomatic.

The NCAA only begun allowing athletes to participate in team workouts less than two weeks ago, so it’s not a great sign that one athletic program has already been forced to shut down its workouts.

Several NCAA schools have already publicly disclosed that some athletes have tested positive: Auburn, Alabama, Arkansas State, Boise State, Clemson, Florida State, Iowa, Iowa State, Marshall, Mississippi, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas Tech and UCF have all had positive tests.

24 responses to “University of Houston halts workouts after six athletes test positive for COVID-19

  1. Their is NOT going to be a 2020 football season, again stories like this confirm it.

    With a second wave in the fall it will be impossible.

    Sad but true.

  2. The virus is more or less under control in Europe, where we actually closed for 3 months. There was nothing systematic about the US closures. The same states that closed late in the process opened before things were under control (e.g. Georgia). It’s frustrating that areas that were clear of the virus are now going to be infected or reinfected.

    This will actually be more expensive in the long run. I hope the Trumpkins are happy.

  3. The first wave never left and we flattened the curve to 20k new cases a day two months ago, the problem is the lock down was not strict enough in most states and people for whatever reason in the Usa cannot be bothered to wear masks so the curve never sloped down to 2 or 3k cases a day like health officials were hoping for, so here we are trending back up towards peak a few months out from wave 2. Better play football in a bubble or it may be over till 2021 at best the way America has handled things.

  4. But it is fine to go out and protest with no respect for social distancing.

    Life must go on. To sit around and do nothing is not an option.

  5. How do you not test every single player and coach when they arrive? The whole, let’s not test them until they show symptons is stupid.

    Pretty similar to how the President was claiming we had no infections but in reality we had no tests.

  6. “But it is fine to go out and protest with no respect for social distancing.”

    Protesting social injustice is just a tad more important than playing a game…..and most of the protesters wore masks.

  7. Moonshine Mullins says:
    June 13, 2020 at 12:28 pm
    There will be a second third and fourth wave, there will be no football this year

    —-

    Bank on it. A guy who calls himself Moonshine something rather on PFT said so.

  8. No reason to expect college football to happen. The pros, however, don’t need butts in the seats to survive – just TV money.

    And if college just plays where there isn’t much virus… Does the top 5 include Wyoming and Hawaii?

  9. b07841 says:
    June 13, 2020 at 1:04 pm
    But it is fine to go out and protest with no respect for social distancing.

    **********************************************************************************

    The Floyd protests were set off by the murder of a guy which happened to occur in the middle of the pandemic. People were outraged by it and by the system that allows that kind of crap to occur, so what do you expect. If Floyd (and Taylor) weren’t murdered in the middle of pandemic, wouldn’t have been protests. Perhaps you should blame the Minneapolis PD.

    Also, protesters in CT, VA, PA, MI, etc. were demonstrating back in March/April against stay-at-home orders and I didn’t see fake outrage on a mass scale about that. Were those protests somehow different?

  10. Funny how these complaining about protesters were completely silent about their own kind protesting about not being able to go out and get haircuts while fully armed

  11. I didn’t recall any Coronavirus protests at all in CT. Checked and apparently down in Darien which is practically in NY there were some for a day. I live in northern CT and have to say whenever I’ve gone out 99.9% of people are wearing masks. Apparently not all states are doing this though.

  12. I didn’t recall any Coronavirus protests at all in CT. Checked and apparently down in Darien which is practically in NY there were some for a day. I live in northern CT and have to say whenever I’ve gone out 99.9% of people are wearing masks. Apparently not all states are doing this however.

  13. “I did not raise you to live in fear my son”

    Sure. That doesn’t really help us in this particular situation though. You can wear a mask and social distance without any fear if you want.

  14. I live in northern CT and have to say whenever I’ve gone out 99.9% of people are wearing masks. Apparently not all states are doing this though.

    Why would they? There has been zero federal guidance when it comes to this.

  15. Why would they? There has been zero federal guidance when it comes to this.

    Common sense?

  16. b07841 says:
    June 13, 2020 at 1:04 pm
    But it is fine to go out and protest with no respect for social distancing.

    **********************************************************************************
    Also, protesters in CT, VA, PA, MI, etc. were demonstrating back in March/April against stay-at-home orders and I didn’t see fake outrage on a mass scale about that. Were those protests somehow different?
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    What was different? (1) The response by law enforcement. (2) In CT, VA, PA, MI,the protestors were armed with more weapons than law enforcement. (3) In CT, VA, PA, MI,there wasn’t much diversity among the gun tote’n, confederate flag crowd. (4) In CT, VA, PA, MI, there wasn’t a US Military operation carried out to violently remove peaceful protestors to clear the way for the upside down Bible tote’n photo op for the Demon-in-chief.

  17. 2psubeerman21 says:
    I live in northern CT and have to say whenever I’ve gone out 99.9% of people are wearing masks. Apparently not all states are doing this though.
    Why would they? There has been zero federal guidance when it comes to this.
    ======================================================================================
    Well, first the one-term president took over Virus TasK Force press briefings and said, 15 cases and we’ll be down to ZERO, and undermined their recommendations for social distancing and wearing masks. Who needs a mask when all you need is to ingest a disinfectant and shine a bright light in the body.

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