Member of UMass Men’s Basketball Team tested positive for COVID-19, team activities on hold

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AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – The UMass Men’s basketball team has paused all team activities following a positive COVID-19 test result among personnel, which consists of coaches, student-athletes, team managers and support staff. 

The results were detected during a COVID-19 surveillance testing, which is conducted three times a week in accordance with NCAA guidelines. 
The basketball program is following state, local and University public health guidelines, to ensure the health and safety of all student-athletes, coaches, staff and the greater campus and Amherst communities.
However due to a pause in team activities, UMass will not participate in the Multiple Team Event at Mohegan Sun previously scheduled to start next week.

The entire non-conference men’s basketball schedule will be announced at a later date.

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