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MSU pauses football workouts after staff test positive for COVID-19

The team was preparing for the start of the 20-hour week when they discovered the case.
MSU defensive end, Auston Robertson, waits for insruction in a drill during the first practice of MSU football fall camp Aug. 6, 2016. Robertson was charged today with third degree criminal sexual conduct by Ingham County prosecutors.

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State Athletics confirmed Wednesday that the university's football team is pausing workers after a staff member tested for positive for COVID-19.

According to a statement from the school, the team was preparing for the start of the 20-hour week when they discovered the case.

Surveillance COVID-19 testing was conducted on all staff members over the weekend and on Wednesday afternoon, the student-athletes were tested. 

MSU said late Wednesday afternoon, after testing on student-athletes had been completed, one staff member received a positive result. 

The program said it will pause workouts and will not start the 20-hour week until all the surveillance testing results are complete. 

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