Three Auburn football players have been quarantined away from teammates after testing positive for COVID-19, according to Auburn Undercover. Auburn players returned to campus on Thursday and underwent testing before voluntary workouts were scheduled to begin on Monday, June 8.
This is not the first collection of college football players to test positive for the coronavirus, nor is it likely to be the last. Earlier this week, it was Auburn's greatest rival, Alabama, that saw . There were also and Iowa State. In , it was a student worker in the athletics department who tested positive and four student-athletes from different sports who "experienced symptoms after being in close contact with individuals outside of the athletics department who have been infected."
In all cases, those who have tested positive have been quarantined away from teammates.
With so many players returning to campus in the coming weeks to resume football activities, and with all undergoing mandatory testing, the number of cases reported is likely to spike. How that could potentially impact the scheduled start of the 2020 college football season remains to be seen.