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According to a press release from the Texas Tech Athletics Department, there are recent positive COVID-19 tests among the men's basketball team.

The university says the members with positive tests will be monitored closely:

The members of the program who have tested positive have been self-isolated in accordance with CDC Guidelines and the City Department of Health procedures for a positive test, including contact tracing. Per Texas Tech’s established protocol, those who tested positive will receive daily monitoring from the athletic department’s sports medicine staff and team physicians.

The release did not specify if the positive tests included a student-athlete or if it was only staff, but confirmed there were multiple positive tests, not just a singular case. Due to privacy laws, the university did not release any names.

Members of the Texas Tech men's basketball team, including head coach Chris Beard, recently joined the silent march put on by the city of Lubbock after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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