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West Virginia football player tests positive for coronavirus

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A football player at West Virginia has tested positive for the coronavirus, the school said Monday on the first day of voluntary workouts.

The school’s athletic department said in a statement that contact tracing identified other football players who could have been exposed to the athlete. Both the player who tested positive and the others he may have been in contact with will isolate themselves for 14 days, the statement said.

Voluntary workouts will continue for players who have tested negative for the virus, the statement said.

When West Virginia begins its fall semester on Aug. 19, students must wear masks on campus, including in class. Students, faculty and staff must be tested for the virus before they return to campus and complete a coronavirus education course.