Michigan Athletics Put On Two-Week Pause After Surge in Positive COVID-19 Cases
ANN ARBOR — All University of Michigan athletics will be paused for two weeks starting Sunday, Jan. 24 following an order from the state health department after a surge in positive COVID-19 cases within the athletic department and several Michigan teams.
Per university sources, there were five confirmed cases of the new COVID-19 B.1.1.7 variant, with 15 more presumed positives throughout the athletic department.
The novel strain was first introduced at the beginning of the semester by a U-M athlete from the United Kingdom.
Michigan men’s basketball upcoming schedule:
- 1/27 at Penn State
- 1/30 vs Indiana
- 2/3 at Northwestern
- 2/6 vs Michigan State
Michigan is currently 13-1 overall. Alone in first place in the Big Ten at 8-1. The Michigan women’s team is 10-1 overall and 5-1 in the Big Ten.
Michigan women’s basketball upcoming schedule:
- 1/24 vs. Penn State
- 1/28 at Michigan State
- 2/1 at Rutgers
- 2/4 vs. Minnesota