ND Football: COVID Isolation Numbers Now 25

Here is the latest update after 273 new tests were administered to ND Football student-athletes. The team learned of 18 additional players needing to be moved into isolation after testing positive for COVID 19. There are now 25 players in isolation, seven of the 18 were already in quarantine. There are now 14 players in quarantine. The identity of the players are unknown.


Below are the rules for Isolation.

Under the isolation rules from the ACC, “Pursuant to CDC guidance, a student-athlete who tests positive for COVID-19 shall be isolated for at least 10 days from the onset of symptoms/positive test and at least 1 day (i.e., 24 hours) has passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement of respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath). A student-athlete’s medical treatment will be determined by institutional medical staff, and be considered unavailable for training, team/group activities or game play until the student-athlete has both completed necessary isolation and had a medical clearance by team physicians.”

“Based on the MAG’s consultation with multiple cardiologists, at a minimum, every student-athlete, symptomatic or otherwise, who tested positive shall undergo a cardiac evaluation that includes an electrocardiogram (ECG), a troponin test, and an echocardiogram after isolation and before a phased return to exercise and re-acclimatization. If abnormalities are found during this battery of tests, the student-athlete will not be permitted to participate unless and until the abnormalities have cleared after additional screening and the student-athlete has received medical clearance from team physicians.”


Under quarantine, “A student-athlete identified through contact tracing and required to quarantine for 14 days must complete the full quarantine before returning to activity. The MAG will update its guidance in this area if the CDC guidance changes.”


The team also has resumed conditioning activities. The ND Football program is consulting with the St Joseph County Department of Health. The team has a bye week this week. The team is scheduled to face FSU on 10/10/20 at 7:30 PM EST at Notre Dame Stadium.

As information becomes available, we will work on getting you a further update.

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