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ECU puts the brakes on all athletics activities

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Published: Jul. 15, 2020 at 10:42 AM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WECT) - Beginning Wednesday July 15, all athletics activities will be suspended at East Carolina University (ECU) until further notice.

“The health and safety of our student-athletes is our top priority and today’s decision comes in consultation with our medical staff,” said ECU Athletics Director Jon Gilbert. “We have performed 452 COVID-19 tests with student-athletes, coaches and staff. Twenty-seven positive tests have been confirmed and five of the 27 have recovered,” he added.

All individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 have been told to self-isolate and will be monitored daily by ECU athletics medical staff.

All ECU athletic facilities and practice fields will be closed.

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