Finally, there’s good news to report. Kentucky’s football players and staff have gotten their COVID-19 results back, and all 161 tests have reportedly come back negative. That’s according to Lewis Poore, Kentucky kicker Chance Poore’s dad. He posted the happy announcement on Twitter Sunday night.
Just heard and happy to report. After testing 161 athletes – staff – associated with FOOTBALL- there is no one tested positive for the Covid-19. Go Cats!!! https://t.co/RjitxWoqZx
— lewispoore (@lewispoore) July 12, 2020
The news comes just days after it was announced Kentucky was changing its coronavirus testing policy to include testing all athletes for current cases of the virus. Previously, members of the football team were each given the COVID-19 antibody test upon the athletes’ return to campus in late June. Six of the 106 student-athletes tested positive for a past infection through the antibody testing at that time.
Now, it appears as though UK’s socially-distanced and fully-masked return to campus is working.
— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) June 20, 2020
Shoutout to Scoop Poore.