Boeheim releases statement following positive COVID-19 test

Syracuse head men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim has tested positive for COVID-19. The 75-year old long-time Orange head coach released the following statement on Twitter:

The men’s basketball program has paused all activities, as another member of the program also tested positive. Syracuse AD John Wildhack released the following:

“Our top priority is the health and well-being of our student-athletes, Coach Boeheim and all members of the basketball program. Per our COVID safety protocols, following Coach’s positive test we conducted an additional round of testing for all members of the basketball program. From that testing we learned that one other member of the program has tested positive. As such, we made the decision to pause all basketball-related activities. We are following all CDC guidelines and ACC protocols, and working closely with the Onondaga County Department of Health, to mitigate further transmission of the virus. All members of the basketball program will be tested again, multiple times, over the next week.”

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