NORFOLK, Va. - Prior to returning to campus, Old Dominion University is conducting COVID-19 tests for student-athletes, coaches and athletic staff members. Monday, ODU's athletics department released the results of its first 300+ tests.
According to a release, 317 tests have been administered to student-athletes, coaches, athletics staff and athletics administrators over four testing dates. Six student-athletes and one non-coaching athletics staff member have tested positive. Per a pre-established protocol, each individual was notified and isolated. Those in close contact with the individuals have been asked to self-quarantine for at least 14 days.
ODU has yet to make a decision about fall sports. However, in an interview with ODUSports.com, Director of Athletics Dr. Wood Selig admitted, "We are not better off than we were in March."
He added, "everyone has been saying that by the end of July or early August, we're going to have to make a definitive decision. We're going to have to be a little more patient and see how the national numbers and tracks are going, including hot spots. And the decision could be very well made for us, by federal and state officials."