Notre Dame football reports 39 players in isolation, quarantine
Observer Sports Staff | Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Notre Dame football conducted 273 COVID-19 tests on team personnel from Tuesday of last week through Sunday of this week with 18 of resulting in positive tests, Notre Dame football’s public relations team said in a Monday tweet.
This comes after Notre Dame postponed its Sept. 26 contest with Wake Forest as a result of 11 positive tests after its Sept. 19 matchup with South Florida. This brought the team’s totals to 13 players in isolation and 10 in quarantine.
Seven of last week’s 18 positive tests were already in quarantine after the South Florida test results. The Irish now have 25 players in isolation with 14 more in quarantine.
Notre Dame has an already-scheduled bye for this week and is slated to face Florida State on Oct. 10. Given the policy of athletes isolating for 10 days and quarantine for 14, it is unclear if the Irish will face the Seminoles on the established date. Depending on when positive tests were reported, the Irish may not be able to give key players ample practice time ahead of another game.
The tilt with the Demon Deacons was pushed to Dec. 12, a date which served as a built-in buffer for ACC teams by the conference. The ACC Championship is scheduled for Dec. 19, and no additional plans have been made public if the Irish must postpone another game.