WKU Women’s Soccer Pauses Activities due to Covid-19

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – In consultation with the Barren River Health Department and WKU Athletics’ medical partners, the women’s soccer program has paused activities for two weeks following additional acute PCR swab COVID-19 testing.

The program was already set to begin a regularly scheduled break from activity this week and began that process Monday.

WKU has launched a new website, wku.edu/healthyonthehill, to support the reopening preparations underway across the institution. With the launch of this site, WKU also launched a new COVID-19 case dashboard that will be updated weekly to include confirmed cases within the whole campus community as reported by the Barren River Health Department or reported to WKU’s COVID-19 Response Team. Moving forward, as PCR results within WKU Athletics are received, any positive case counts will be included in the University dashboard updates. Athletics will provide any relevant updates from its area as deemed appropriate.

WKU Athletics’ restart plan since its inception has included protocols for the thorough care and support of any student-athlete or staff member who required testing or who had a positive test, as well as diligent contact tracing and quarantine contingencies to mitigate the risk to others.

WKU is following the lead and guidance of the local health department in regard to isolation, quarantine, contact tracing, and in the case of athletics, the eventual return to physical activity and sport for positive cases.