LSU Football Players Quarantining After COVID Exposure
Jun 23 2020

LSU Football Players Quarantining After COVID Exposure

By: Kayla Martinez

After restarting voluntary workouts for the team, 30 or more LSU football players have been placed under quarantine. Sports Illustrated reports that these isolations come after players either tested positive for the virus or had come in contact with someone who did. They also note that no staff member or teammate has been hospitalized, and that senior associate athletic trainer Shelly Mullenix claims that the organization expected a relatively high frequency of coronavirus cases.

This news comes after reports that over 100 coronavirus cases have been linked back to Tigerland, an area frequented by LSU students for its bars and nightclubs. The Advocate notes that in response to the outbreak, Fred's, a popular Tigerland bar, will be offering drive-thru testing on Thursday for students and the staff members of local bars. Given recent increases in coronavirus numbers, Governor John Bel Edwards has elected not to move forward to Phase 3 of reopening until at least July 24, according to The Advocate.

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