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Michigan athletic department on pause because of COVID-19

Added 01-24-21 12:03:01am EST - “The entire University of Michigan athletic department is pausing because of the COVID-19 pandemic.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Michigan athletic department on pause because of COVID-19”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The entire University of Michigan athletic department is pausing because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The state Department of Health and Human Services issued the mandate Saturday, with the school saying it follows positive COVID-19 tests for several individuals in the athletic department. They had the new variant that transmits at a higher rate. The entire department could be in quarantine for two weeks.

The 11th-ranked women’s basketball was set to play at home against Purdue on Sunday. That was one of four athletic events the school had scheduled. The men’s tennis team was hosting a tournament while women’s tennis was in Atlanta. The men’s gymnastics event at Nebraska was also postponed.

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The seventh-ranked men’s basketball team wasn’t supposed to play until Wednesday at Penn State.

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