UConn men’s basketball paused team activities after an unidentified player tested positive for COVID-19. Team activities will remain suspended until contact tracing is completed and medical professionals allow the team to return, per university protocols. The NCAA recommends that the entire team enter a 14-day quarantine.
The primary concern now is certainly the health and safety of the entire program. However, assuming UConn does follow that quarantine, the Huskies can’t return to the court until Nov. 19 — less than a week before its reported season opener on Nov. 25.
This news will not impact the Huskies’ women’s basketball team.
In August, UConn football halted workouts after six players tested positive for the virus. All 11 members of the women’s basketball team tested negative in their return to campus. As of Nov. 5, there are 14 positive/symptomatic on-campus cases in Storrs (a 0.28% positivity rate), including two that are new as of today. Overall, 356 students living on-campus in Storrs have recovered from the virus.