Ohio State has paused all football-related pursuits and closed its sports administrative offices for a week after having an increase in positive tests for the coronavirus, the college said in an announcement on Tuesday.
The Buckeyes stated the choice to pause soccer activities and shut to the Woody Hayes Athletic Center offices had been created collectively by sports director Gene Smith and head team physician Dr. Jim Borchers”from an abundance of care and also the health, security and well-being of their student-athletes, football and coaches and facility service team as the maximum priority.”
The conclusion was made following a round PCR testing on Monday.
“Our conclusions about the welfare of our student-athletes, staff members and also people coming into our campus, and our decision as to when we’ll reopen and resume tasks, will continue to be directed by our medical team,” Smith said in an announcement.
“We’ve been effective in hosting almost 100 sporting events on campus this past year with restricted disruptions, yet this pandemic isn’t over. We’ll continue to highlight the security steps of wearing masks, constant and thorough hand washing and physical distancing and we’ll stay vigilant in these regions.”