UI athletics department reports three positive COVID-19 tests out of 376 tests conducted

The department conducted 376 COVID-19 PCR tests for the week of Jan. 11-17 and received three positive tests and 373 negative tests.

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Iowa’s 149-pound Max Murin grapples with Nebraska’s Brock Hardy during a wrestling dual meet between No. 1 Iowa and No. 6 Nebraska at Carver Hawkeye Arena on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. No. 8 Murin defeated No. 20 Hardy by decision, 6-2, and the Hawkeyes defeated the Cornhuskers, 31-6.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor


The University of Iowa athletics department conducted 376 COVID-19 PCR tests for the week of Jan. 11-17 and received three positive tests and 373 negative tests.

As part of Iowa’s return to campus protocol, testing began on May 29 and includes athletes, coaches, and other staff members. A total of 379 positive tests, 13,366 negative tests, and one inconclusive test have been received.

According to a release, following the positive test result, protocol established by UI Athletics and medical staff, including contact tracing procedures, is being followed to ensure the safety of all UI Athletics student-athletes and staff. This mandatory protocol also includes isolation for the individuals who test positive, and quarantine for those individuals who might have been exposed to someone with the virus.

The Big Ten Conference began daily rapid antigen surveillance testing on Sept. 30. Any positive tests identified through the surveillance testing process would be confirmed through a PCR test and reflected in the numbers listed above.

The department does not provide a testing breakdown by sport or specify if an athlete or staff member has tested positive.

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