The University of Louisville men’s basketball team is the latest program to suspend voluntary workouts due to the coronavirus. UofL just announced that two members of the program tested positive for COVID-19, prompting a two-week quarantine period.
“The University of Louisville has temporarily suspended all men’s basketball voluntary activities for two weeks after two members of the program tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. All proper procedures and protocols are being followed including the quarantining of those impacted. We look forward to a resumption of men’s basketball activities in the near future.”
The University of Kentucky men’s basketball program arrived in Lexington for voluntary workouts last week. On Friday, UK recruit Skyy Clark gave Jack Pilgrim the rundown of the safety protocols John Calipari and the UK staff have in place for the players, including weekly tests.
“Coach Cal has it all figured out. He said it wasn’t easy, but basically, none of the kids can contact each other in person. They all have their own dorms and their own bathrooms. They’re only letting one person in the gym at a time, one person on the shooting machine. Coach Cal said they can’t even go in their offices yet. He said his [office] mail has been getting mailed to him [at home] recently. They do the shooting machine, get up shots, then they sanitize the balls after. He’s got it all figured out, they do Zoom calls with them and everything. They’re getting the kids tested, I think once or twice a week, something like that.”
NCAA-approved summer activities like weight training, conditioning, and skill instruction are scheduled to begin on July 20.