That makes a total of seven Yellow Jackets athletes who have been positive cases, following three as of July 2. The seven positive tests were out of a pool of about 170 athletes. About 75 athletes returned to campus June 15 for the initial phase of voluntary workouts, with the remaining 95 returning in ensuing phases. Tech’s freshman football players arrived on campus this past weekend.
While the first three were identified in screening exams prior to the start of their workout programs, the stage at which the ensuing four were found to be infected with the coronavirus could not be confirmed. The athletic department has tested athletes prior to their arrival and then administered additional tests if athletes were symptomatic for COVID-19 and also through surveillance testing.