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William & Mary men’s hoops completes quarantine, hopes to face UVA Sunday

William & Mary men's basketball
Posted at 10:40 AM, Dec 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-09 10:40:51-05

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (TribeAthletics.com) – Following the change in CDC guidelines and in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Health, William & Mary men's basketball successfully completed its quarantine period on Monday, Dec. 7, and returned to team activities today.

The Tribe has also rescheduled its game at Virginia for this weekend. Originally set for Saturday, Dec. 12, the contest will take place at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m if UVA is cleared of the COVID-19 issues which postponed the Cavaliers' Wednesday game vs. Michigan State.

Should W&M and Virginia meet, the game will be televised on the ACC Network. Fans can listen into the action over the Tribe Sports Network with Jay Colley on the call. Locally in Williamsburg, the broadcast can be heard on The Tide 92.3 FM and the audio is also available over the Web via the Tune-In app.

After learning of a positive COVID-19 case in its Tier 1 group (players, coaches, trainers and managers) during regular surveillance testing on Sunday, Nov. 29, the program entered quarantine under the direction of the athletics department's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Virginia Wells. Following protocol, Tier 1 individuals were tested twice for COVID-19 on Friday, Dec. 4 and again on Sunday, Dec. 6. The results of both tests for all individuals were negative, and W&M's Tier 1 group was cleared by the VDH and completed its quarantine.

"I want to thank Dr. Wells and our athletics training staff for their continuing work in ensuring our student-athletes remain safe and healthy as we planned our return from pause," W&M head coach Dane Fischer said. "Additionally, I want to thank our entire William & Mary athletics community, as countless staffers went above and beyond to ensure all the needs of our student-athletes were met during their time in quarantine. Our team is excited to get back on the court and represent William & Mary."