AMES, Iowa – Yesterday the Iowa State Athletics Department announced its first positive COVID-19 test result.
A part-time student worker notified the department over the weekend of a positive result and the athletics department staff member that worked closely with the student worker has been quarantined. Additionally, four student-athletes from two different sports have experienced symptoms after being in close contact with individuals outside of the athletics department who have been infected by the virus. Those student-athletes are also in quarantine and are awaiting test results.
Athletic Director Jaime Pollard said the positive results were not unexpected and he is confident that the medical professionals will skillfully address the situation.