CSU-Pueblo women’s soccer team in quarantine
PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - The women’s soccer team at Colorado State University-Pueblo is under quarantine after players came into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. The university says no one on the team has tested positive, and this is just a precautionary measure.
The CSU women’s soccer coach, Sierra Cardenas, tells 11 news she is impressed by how her team is handling the quarantine, but athletes were trained to deal with situations like these. “You know I would be lying if I said it wasn’t hard, its difficult, but we as athletes and members of this institution know how to adapt and that’s what we are trying to do. We take on opponents and this is our next opponent" says Cardenas.
CSU said in a statement, “This is a precautionary measure as 50 percent of individuals on the team were exposed off campus to a PCR positive test case. The individual who has tested positive has begun isolation, they do not live on campus. The women’s soccer team has been quarantined as a precautionary measure with guidance from Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment.”
The university has created a chart that they update each Monday to show how COVID-19 is impacting the campus. You can look at the chart here.
Dr. Donna Souder Hodge, the COVID-19 coordinator at CSU Pueblo, says they have been prepping for outbreaks since the summer and so they are better prepared to handle them once they happen. “We have known from the beginning that we would have employees and students test positive. We are in the middle of a global pandemic. The good news is CSU pueblo prepped all summer and continues to follow really strict protocols for quarantine which limits the spread and the rest of campus” says Hodge.
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