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Notre Dame says 2 football players tested positive for COVID-19 and have been placed in isolation

Notre Dame tested 117 football players for COVID-19 on Monday and two tested positive, according to university physician Dr. Matt Leiszler.

Of the two positive tests, one player was mildly symptomatic and the other was asymptomatic. The university said both are in isolation and their parents have been notified.

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Also, through contact tracing seven football players are in quarantine, all of them asymptomatic. Additionally, 43 staff members, including coaches and trainers, were tested and all came back negative.

Overall, the university says it has administered 619 COVID-19 tests to members of the football program and athletic department staff with four positive tests. Two student-athletes have since recovered.

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