Notre Dame's upcoming game against Wake Forest has been postponed due to coronavirus | Eblogazine
Notre Dame News: After seven student-athletes tested positive for COVID-19, ND postponed this Saturday's game against Wake Forest.
Notre Dame's upcoming game on Sept. 26 against Wake Forest has been postponed, ND had seven coronavirus positive tests on Monday.
The Notre Dame football game at Wake Forest this weekend was postponed after seven Irish players tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, according to University Physician Dr. Matt Leiszler.
Due to postivie tests 13 Fighting Irish players in isolation and 10 more in quarantine as part of the school's contact tracing program.
Notre Dame announced that on Monday, 94 football players were tested for COVID-19 and seven of those were positive.
The football game had been scheduled for September 26, but it is being rescheduled now.
After Saturday, both teams will have a bye week and will meet on Oct. 3, so it's likely that they might then play or just postpone until later this year.
After coordinating with the St. Joseph County Department of Health, Notre Dame has also halted football-related activities before further testing is done.
“With student-athlete health and safety our primary focus, we will continue to follow our prevention protocols and ongoing testing procedures,” said Dick Corbett Head Football Coach Brian Kelly. “We managed an increase in positivity rates in August, and the players handled it wonderfully.
“We knew COVID-19 would present challenges throughout the season, and we'll always put student-athlete health and safety at the forefront of our decision making. We look forward to resuming team activities and getting back on the playing field.”
Athletic director of Wake Forest John Currie is also sharing a statement following the reports.
“We are already discussing options for rescheduling with the ACC and our future opponents, including the possibility of playing on the October 3rd weekend.”