Notre Dame helmet covid tests

Two Notre Dame football players tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week, the program announced Monday.

Two Notre Dame football players tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week, the program announced Monday.

The two positive tests were discovered through 419 tests conducted throughout last week and this Monday. Two additional players have been placed in quarantine through contact tracing.

A Notre Dame spokesperson would not clarify if the positive test results came before Saturday’s game against Duke, but the announcement indicated that neither the two players who tested positive nor the two players placed in quarantine participated in Saturday’s game.

According to the box score from Saturday’s game, 42 Notre Dame players participated from a roster of 116 players.

At the outset of Saturday’s NBC game broadcast, sideline reporter Jac Collinsworth said NBC received word that Notre Dame was “all good” through Friday’s test results. The program’s only announcement prior to the game Saturday was that every player on the depth chart, which included 60 players, was available to play.

The football program is currently testing three times per week, as required by the ACC. The program also has access to daily testing when needed.

Since COVID-19 testing for the football program began June 18, the program has reported 14 positive tests with a testing positivity rate of less than one percent.

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