Notre Dame-Wake Forest match postponed after seven positive tests in the Fighting Irish team


No.7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish announced on Tuesday that this weekend’s game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is postponed after a coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in within the team.Team doctor Dr Matt Leiszler confirmed seven positive tests out of 94 administered on Monday. The team say the seven players in question are now isolated and contact tracing has started.

The team also announced a hiatus from all football-related activities until further tests are completed. The Irish currently have 13 lone players including 10 in quarantine.

“With the health and safety of student-athletes being our primary focus, we will continue to follow our prevention protocols and ongoing testing procedures,” head coach Brian Kelly said in a statement. “We managed to increase the positivity rates in August, and the players handled it wonderfully. We knew COVID would present challenges throughout the season, and we will always put the health and safety of student-athletes at the forefront of our decision-making. We can’t wait to resume team activities and get back on the pitch. ”

The team say consultations with the ACC and Wake Forest have started to find an alternate date for the game.

The Irish (2-0) are coming off a 52-0 victory over South Florida last Saturday.


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