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Student-athletes staying diligent after Covid-19 scare

The Oregon football team is staying diligent with health measures following five false positive antigen tests within the program.

Posted: Oct 29, 2020 2:31 PM
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 5:05 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon's second fall scrimmage was canceled last Saturday after five positive antigen tests within the program. 

According to UO Athletics, after two separate subsequent negative PCR tests from independent labs, the five positive antigen tests were discovered to be false positives.

Oregon safety Verone McKinley III says this week has reinforced how diligent the team needs to be in following safety measures. 

"Coach Cristobal and our training staff has been really harping on us, making sure we wear our mask and wash our hands," McKinley said. "To see what happened it was just, you know, it's college football. It's kind of the world right now. Whatever we need to do and protocol we need to take, we got to make sure we got to take them seriously. We got to make sure we're doing them to the fullest."

Those five student-athletes have returned to team activities. 

Oregon's season opener against Stanford is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 7. 

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