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Boise State football back to work after COVID-19 outbreak closed campus for two weeks

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Posted at 1:02 PM, Jul 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 15:02:31-04

BOISE, Idaho — This article was published by Ron Counts with the Idaho Statesman.

The Boise State football team restarted voluntary workouts Monday after the university’s campus was closed for two weeks following an outbreak of coronavirus.

Players were in the weight room at 6 a.m., a team spokesperson confirmed Monday morning.

Boise State initially closed campus on June 23 after a string of eight COVID-19 cases. Just three days later, about 20 positive cases led the school to extend the closure through Sunday.

The NCAA voted to allow voluntary workouts beginning June 1. Boise State football and women’s soccer players to campus that week, and on June 8, the university announced multiple athletes tested positive for the virus but decline to specify how many or which sport they played.

On June 24, the athletic department announced four positive cases among at least 230 athletes, coaches and staff members tested and it would be providing periodic updates on COVID-19 testing.