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LSU football player quarantines were anticipated, school officials say


But she emphasized that a single positive test could result in as many as 12 to 15 players being asked to initially quarantine because of LSU's contact tracing procedures.


"If our quarantine number is high, it means our players have been communicating not only where they've been and who've they've been with, but also their symptoms, as we instructed them to," Mullenix said.Some schools have released figures on COVID-19 testing.


Mullenix said LSU has been working closely with state health officials who would be able to suggest that the football program make changes or even halt workouts at its Baton Rouge, Louisiana, campus if they saw a need for that.


LSU players began reporting to the on-campus training facility during the first week in June for antibody testing and physicals.


Strength training and conditioning began the following week with social distancing rules that limited the number of players in the weight room to 20 at a time at regularly sanitized and spaced-apart racks.


"Mullenix said LSU's combination of testing for antibodies and active disease, as well as contact tracing, has enabled the university to virtually rule out transmission occurring at on-campus football facilities.






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