FARGO — Over a week later, North Dakota State is holding serve with COVID-19 testing. Athletic director Matt Larsen said Wednesday there have been no additional positive tests in the athletic department since one Bison student-athlete was determined to have the coronavirus earlier this month.
Larsen said contract tracing mandated by the state of North Dakota came back as well as could be expected.
"All the folks the student-athlete came in contact with came back negative," he said.
It's all part of a greater picture of reminding athletes who are on campus for voluntary workouts of the risks anywhere in the city. Several schools across the country haven't been as fortunate, like Kansas State which shut down its voluntary summer workouts for two weeks after multiple positive tests.
"We continue to educate our student-athletes about being really careful when they're away from here and being smart," Larsen said, "and I think they take it to heart."
The person who tested positive is being quarantined for 14 days, or until having a negative test result. Larsen said last week he can’t reveal the identity of the player because of student privacy laws, but said the person is doing well.
NDSU is following an action plan it prepared in conjunction with the North Dakota Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control guidelines.