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Several student athletes at U-M, MSU test positive for COVID-19

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Two University of Michigan student-athletes and one at Michigan State University have tested positive for COVID-19 in recent tests.

Between them, U-M and MSU have tested more than 300 student-athletes as the Big Ten schools prepare to return to athletic competition.

Two other MSU athletes previously tested positive for COVID-19.

U-M Athletic Director Warde Manuel says the testing is part of the Ann Arbor university’s plan to restart its athletic program.

“We want them to understand the policies and procedures, the importance of wearing face masks (and) the importance of following the protocols we designed,” Manuel told reporters Thursday.

Manuel says the university has no plans to separate athletes from the rest of the student population or require athletes to sign a waiver.  

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