Ole Miss football pauses team activities until December 9 due to number of COVID-19 positives
OXFORD — Growing numbers of COVID-19 cases continue to be a concern for the Rebels as Ole Miss football announced Friday all team activities are being paused for one week.
“With a few new positive COVID-19 cases being identified each day, the Ole Miss football program will pause team activities until at least Wednesday, December 9. This seven-day suspension is in the best interest of student-athlete and staff safety and came after consulting with the MSDH,” said the statement released by the university.
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“Testing will continue during this period, and the appropriate health measures will be taken for those student-athletes and staff members affected by the virus. Department leadership will remain in talks with the Southeastern Conference on the effects of this suspension on the scheduling of upcoming games.”
Earlier this week in his regular Monday press conference, Coach Kiffin advised media the team was dealing with a few cases of positive tests, and then he reported more Wednesday, after which all team activities were suspended for two days.
The situation is fluid, as testing continues, and we will keep you advised as we learn more.