At least five members of the Alabama Crimson Tide football team have tested positive for COVID-19, according to sources from BamaInsider.Com. The team just arrived back to campus this past week. The site reached out to a university official for confirmation on the report but was unable to comment on the matter due to player-privacy regulations.
In a report from CBS 42, none of the five players who tested positive for COVID showed any symptoms before taking the test. It was also reported that while no names were given, the list of Covid-Positive players consisted of “a lineman, a couple of skill players, and one quarterback”.
In a statement given to BamaInsider, Alabama Interim Vice President for Strategic Communications Ryan Bradley said: “The health and safety of our student-athletes is a top priority. Resources and protocols are in place to ensure they receive the best medical care when returning to campus. Due to privacy laws, we cannot share information specific to the health of our student-athletes”.
It’s important to note that as of early Thursday, Tuscaloosa County has reported 836 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 383 of those coming in the last two weeks. The county’s situation was deemed serious enough by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention that it was put on their COVID-19 County National Watch List last week.
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