MSU basketball coach Tom Izzo tests positive for COVID-19


Tom Izzo of Michigan State University has tested positive for COVID-19, the men’s basketball program head coach announced on Monday.

“This morning, I tested positive for COVID-19. Although I have a few minor symptoms, I remain healthy. I have been extremely diligent for many months now, wearing my mask in public and in the office, while respecting the rules of social distancing.

“I dug my brain, trying to figure out if there was a moment when I let my guard down just for an example. And even though I haven’t identified any areas of exposure, what I’ve determined is that it shows the You’d be hard pressed to find a coach who took more precautions than I did, following all the protocols put in place by our medical team, and yet I contracted the virus again.

“The technology will allow me to stay in touch with my staff and our players, and I will have plenty of time to watch movies. I will listen to our outstanding medical staff, follow their instructions and take whatever steps are necessary to get back as quickly as possible.

“I appreciate the support of my family, my team, and the Michigan State fan base, but if I could ask for a favor I urge everyone to continue to listen to the medical experts and follow through. their advice. I am proof that no one is safe, but I still believe that everyone can take steps to reduce their chances of contracting the virus.

MSU says Izzo is undergoing a 10-day quarantine period in accordance with Big Ten and CDC guidelines. Izzo had a presumably positive test result on Monday thanks to the conference’s antigen test. A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test confirmed the positive result.


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