Members of Frostburg State University Baseball Team Placed in Quarantine

Oct 1, 2020 6:30 PM

Members of Frostburg State University’s baseball team are being placed in quarantine. Five players tested positive and were placed in isolation. Subsequently, the Allegany County Health Department, based on the results of contact tracing, provided the guidance to quarantine the rest of the team. Practice had already been suspended after the positive results were received.

FSU has been conducting its intercollegiate athletic program under guidelines set forth in the NCAA Resocialization of Collegiate Sport, which include specific COVID-19 testing protocols for all sports.

FSU earlier had postponed all athletic competitions until the spring semester, but the NCAA allows practices to occur. All members of the baseball team were tested.

The quarantine means that the student-athletes will not be allowed on campus until cleared by medical professionals, as is the same procedure for the positive cases in isolation. The Health Department is providing direction to the student-athletes for how long they should maintain their quarantine. On-campus students have the option of returning home for their quarantine or using the off-campus housing that FSU contracted for isolation and quarantine purposes. FSU will provide additional support to the students through the quarantine period. Contact tracing for positive COVID-19 cases is handled by local health departments.