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Syracuse University says field hockey players may have been exposed to coronavirus

By Adam Rombel (


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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse University announced that members of its field hockey team may have been exposed to COVID-19 after interacting with someone not on the team.

As a result, the upcoming Syracuse field hockey games against Duke, scheduled for Friday and Sunday at Coyne Field, have been postponed.

“The student-athletes, determined by contact tracing as potentially exposed, are now quarantining in accordance with CDC and New York State guidelines,” Syracuse University said in a release. It didn’t say how many Orange players may have come in contact with COVID-positive person.

As of Thursday afternoon, all members of the field hockey program have tested negative for COVID-19, the university added.

The announcement comes as Syracuse University has seen a recent rise in coronavirus cases on campus among its overall student population.

The Syracuse field hockey team’s next scheduled game is Oct. 2 at Virginia.

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