The University of Maryland announced its latest round of coronavirus testing results for athletes as well as numbers from the campus community on Wednesday.
The athletics department conducted 185 tests from July 14-15 that yielded a total of three positive results, according to a statement. Since athletes returned in June, Maryland athletics has conducted 545 tests and had 12 positive results among student-athletes and staff.
With the latest results, Maryland football has resumed voluntary, individual training for student-athletes.
The university also held a free testing event for members of its community from July 14-15 at Maryland Stadium, which served as a pilot program as the school prepares to offers tests for those returning to campus next month.
Out of 1,443 tests, 260 were administered to faculty, 655 to staff and 528 to students. These tests — which were turned around in 72 hours — included 15 positive results. While the campus is operating at a reduced capacity, the positivity rate of 1.04 percent within the community stands significantly less than the state positivity rate of 3.8 percent.
“I am encouraged by the testing results as we move forward with the preventive actions and initiatives taken by the university to minimize the risk of the spread of COVID-19 t our employees and our students,” University of Maryland President Darryll Pines said in a statement. “Our priority is the health, safety and well-being of every campus citizen.”
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Mike profiled senior running back Tayon Fleet-Davis Wednesday as we continue our Maryland football season preview series.
Lila and Matt interviewed former Terp and NFL safety Madieu Williams on the latest ouTTakes Podcast released Wednesday.
Maryland football made the top-four for JUCO running back JD Martin.
Maryland football makes the top-4 of JUCO RB JD Martin.— Wes Brown (@W_Brown21) July 22, 2020
The East Central C.C. product rushed for 858 yards on 145 carries and scored five touchdowns in 2019.
He rushed for over 100 yards in five of his nine games last season, including a 207 yard effort against Copiah-Lincoln https://t.co/SBdURWC2ZL
Former Maryland football running back LaMont Jordan and Mike Locksley share a bond that’s lasted from his playing days in College Park through his retirement.
As his RB coach, @CoachLocks spent many early mornings with @CoachJordan34. The work paid off as the local product became one of the best backs in the nation.— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) July 22, 2020
To "give some time back", LaMont gifted Locks a Rolex when he made it to the NFL.
That's a player/coach bond. pic.twitter.com/0PZga86n5C
Maryland football dropped some Ty Johnson wallpapers.
Maryland men’s basketball shared a photo of Bruno Fernando and Jalen Smith back when they were teammates in College Park.
A Brotherhood for life ❤️ pic.twitter.com/dZd3fLncf0— Maryland Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) July 22, 2020
Maryland women’s basketball has released episode 5 of “The Program”, in which Director of Scouting Sean Ehlbeck breaks down how the Terps’ wings play an important role in the team’s success.
Former Maryland lacrosse attack Colin Heacock is one of several Terps competing in the MLL right now, reigniting the special bond these players developed in College Park.
"It's definitely something special continuing to play with these Maryland guys, and keep that special bond."— Maryland Lacrosse (@TerpsMLax) July 22, 2020
Colin Heacock is one of six Terps in action tonight @TheBayhawks meet @DenverOutlaws in Annapolis! #BeTheBest pic.twitter.com/tqKR74R5Vq
Former Maryland lacrosse midfielder Nick Manis was making plays for the Chesapeake Bayhawks on Wednesday night.