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UConn men’s basketball pauses activities again due to positive COVID-19 test

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The Huskies’ Big East opener is postponed as a result.

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The UConn men’s basketball team is pausing activities once again after a positive COVID-19 test within the program. It is unclear at this time whether the positive test was from a player, coach or staff member.

News of the Huskies’ positive test was first reported by Jeff Jacobs of Hearst Media and was later confirmed by UConn just before 9:00 p.m. Sunday night. The school’s statement also announced that the Huskies’ Big East opener against St. John’s on Dec. 11 has been postponed.

“The UConn men’s basketball program has temporarily suspended team activities after a member of the program tested positive for COVID-19. Per university protocol, team activities will remain on hold until contact tracing and additional testing is completed and it is deemed safe by medical professionals to resume. The UConn-St. John’s basketball game, scheduled for Friday, Dec. 11, has been postponed,” UConn said in a statement.

UConn has not yet specified how long the pause on team activities will last, likely due to contact tracing and further testing still needing to be completed, but the program did take a 14-day hiatus after an unnamed player tested positive almost exactly one month ago on Nov. 5. It is unclear how long the program will pause team activities since the CDC has altered their recommended quarantine period from 14 days to 7-10 days depending on symptoms since the Huskies last positive test.

This is a breaking news post and will be updated continually as more information is released.