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Michigan State News & Notes: One athlete tests positive for COVID-19, MSU recognizes Juneteenth, and more

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It’s Friday, and there are quite a few things to cover regarding Michigan State Spartans athletics, so I’ve taken the liberty of combining all news and notes with relevant links from throughout the past week (or so) into one easy-to-read post.

  • Michigan State student-athletes reported back to campus this week and underwent COVID-19 testing. Of the 124 athletes who were tested, only one tested positive, the university announced. This student will be isolated for 10 to 14 days. One other athlete tested positive from home last week and did not return to campus, while another athlete was already known to have tested positive previously. No MSU staff members tested positive for the virus. The chances were always going to be extremely low that there would be zero positive tests, but the low percentage of positive tests is a good sign for MSU. Those who tested negative will be re-tested again on Monday, and if cleared, can begin voluntary workouts.
  • Today is June 19, otherwise known as Juneteenth, which is is celebrated and commemorated as the day that slavery ended in the United States in 1865. Several Michigan State athletics Twitter accounts, as well as student-athletes and staff members, have tweeted out in recognition of the holiday.

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