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)

Simon Gibbs, Sports Editor

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.