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The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.
The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.

Multiple Vanderbilt lacrosse players test positive for COVID-19

Vanderbilt’s girls lacrosse team had multiple positive tests last week, a spokesperson for the athletic department confirmed to The Hustler.
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The Vanderbilt Women’s Lacrosse team plays Louisville on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018. (Photo by Brent Szklaruk)

Multiple Vanderbilt lacrosse players tested positive for COVID-19 last week, Vanderbilt athletics confirmed to The Hustler. The number of positive COVID-19 tests among lacrosse players is still unknown.

A Vanderbilt spokesperson provided the following statement to The Hustler:

“We have been made aware of a small number of positive COVID-19 test results within our lacrosse program. The results were determined through our ongoing testing procedures, which are among a number of prevention protocols we have in place to protect the health and safety of our student-athletes and our larger community.

The student-athletes that tested positive for COVID-19 have been placed in isolation per the university’s protocols. Everyone is working closely with our Public Health Command Center and other health officials to identify close contacts and ensure that they are not interacting with others on campus or in the Nashville community.

We will continue to follow our safety guidelines and implement additional measures as necessary during the program’s offseason activities.”

The news came shortly after members of the Vanderbilt football team tested positive for COVID-19. Much like the football team, some members of the lacrosse team were moved into isolation housing.

The Hustler will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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Simon Gibbs (‘21) is the former Sports Editor for The Vanderbilt Hustler. He has been on staff since the first semester of his freshman year, previously serving as a Staff Writer, Senior Writer and Deputy Sports Editor. Simon is also the host of VU Sports Wired on Vanderbilt Video Productions and The Hustler Sports 30 on VandyRadio. Simon has attended several events as credentialed media, including the 2019 NFL Draft, 2019 College Baseball World Series and the 2019 SEC Tournament. Outside of his Commodore coverage, Simon has had bylines published on NHL.com and NashvillePredators.com. When he's not writing, you can find Simon watching his hometown New York Mets, waiting for that next ring. For tips, comments or concerns, please reach out to: [email protected]    
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Louise Dall
3 years ago

Are fans allowed to attend women’s Lacrosse games this season (2021) due to Covid restrictions?