UF pauses football team activities after 5 players test positive for COVID-19

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida announced Tuesday it is pausing team activities “out of an abundance of caution” after five players tested positive for COVID-19.

Head coach Dan Mullen has been communicating with the players and their parents, a news release states.

In addition, Athletics Director Scott Stricklin has “had conversations with the Southeastern Conference office, last week’s opponent Texas A&M, and this week’s opponent LSU,” he said in a statement.

“These circumstances will be re-evaluated by UF Health and the athletic department’s sports medicine staff Wednesday,” Stricklin said in the prepared statement.

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Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct the status of the season.

Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

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