University of Michigan Sports Are Donezo Until February 7th (At Least)

“While U-M has worked diligently on testing and reporting within state and Big Ten Conference guidelines, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is mandating a more aggressive strategy for this B.1.1.7 variant, which exceeds current program efforts designed around the standard form of the virus.

The mandate follows positive test results for the SAR-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 variant virus infections from several individuals linked to the U-M Athletic Department through its diligent testing regiment.”

Via University of Michigan’s official statement

After a nice weekend of kicking Notre Dame’s ass, University of Michigan hockey (as well as every other Michigan sport) is done until at least February 7th. Multiple people linked to the athletic department have tested positive for the highly contagious strand of COVID. It doesn’t detail how these people contracted it — whether they’re students returning to campus after winter break or protocol was broken somehow — but regardless I can’t be mad at the University for doing this. I’d rather these kids sit for two weeks and be safe than end up contracting it and end up in worse shape.

Weird info to drop at 9:30PM on a Saturday but I think within the coming days we’ll hear more about their plans regarding games post quarantine. I hope they’re able to contain this and keep everyone safe so they can get playing again soon.


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