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USC football announces a positive Covid test

USC football announced Tuesday morning that one player tested positive for Covid-19 during Monday testing. That player traveled with the team to Utah and is now in quarantine.

USC did not provide any details about what this might do in terms of Saturday’s game against Colorado at the Coliseum.

The official statement from USC:

“We were informed last night that a single football player tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, Nov. 23. That individual had traveled with us to Utah for Saturday’s football game, and he had tested negative three times within 36 hours of travel and again on game day. All other test results on Monday were negative, and the individual was not present in the facilities or at practice on Sunday or Monday. The individual is symptomatic and has been quarantined. USC Student Health, Utah Athletics and the Pac-12 have been notified; the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will be notified today.. When more information is available, including additional test results, contact tracing and public health guidance, we will provide it.”

Erik McKinney

Erik McKinney began writing for WeAreSC in 2004, during his junior year at USC, covering the Trojans football team and recruiting. He then moved on to ESPN.com in 2011, where he served as the West Region recruiting reporter and then the Pac-12 recruiting reporter. He took over as publisher of WeAreSC in January, 2019.

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