- The Washington Times - Sunday, November 15, 2020

The Maryland football team has moved out of its hotel as planned Sunday and will continue daily testing, a university spokesperson said, four days after the team moved into the hotel to limit any potential spread of the coronavirus.

Last week, the university canceled Saturday’s game against Ohio State due to eight positive coronavirus cases on the team within a seven-day period. The Terrapins then moved into The Hotel in College Park on Wednesday night, monitoring players to avoid any further outbreak while planning to move out Sunday.

The university spokesperson said an update regarding case numbers will come early this week.

Maryland is still scheduled to face Michigan State on Nov. 21, but coach Mike Locksley said Thursday the team’s situation was “day-to-day.” He didn’t know when his squad would return to the practice field, and said he’s leaving most of those decisions to the medical staff.

The rise in coronavirus cases across the country is impacting college football programs. Fifteen games were canceled, rescheduled or postponed this weekend.

The outbreak among the Maryland football team comes during a time in which the state is seeing record-high positive cases. Maryland reported 1,840 new cases and nine deaths Sunday.

In an email sent out Friday, the university decided to move all classes online beginning Monday. Previously, about 15 percent of classes at the College Park campus had an in-person element.


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