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St. Bonaventure: Athlete who tested positive for Covid-19 has since tested negative twice

St. Bonaventure: Athlete who tested positive for Covid-19 has since tested negative twice

St. Bonaventure Bonnies 2020

St. Bonaventure Bonnies students at the Reilly Center in Olean on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020.

The St. Bonaventure athlete who tested positive for Covid-19 in an initial test has twice tested negative, first on the university’s Sophia-2 antigen testing machine and on a second PCR swab test, the athletic department announced Friday. 

The athletic department said that is the only athlete or staff member to test positive since athletes returned to campus in mid-July.

Bona said that athlete will remain in isolation, and their close contacts will remain in quarantine for the duration of their specified periods, as directed by Cattaraugus County Health Department safety protocols.

Neither the athlete nor the sport the athlete plays has been identified.

As part of Bona's Return to Play plan, any team that has an individual test positive for Covid-19 must pause workouts for two weeks.

Bona said it has administered 601 tests, including 532 in its most recent round of testing.

According to its public dashboard, the university has had three Covid-19 cases on campus since Aug. 1, with one recovery and two active cases.

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I'm a college/high school sports enterprise reporter at The Buffalo News. I've worked in sports journalism since 1997 and I have covered everything from college football to the Stanley Cup playoffs, high school sports and the NCAA Tournament.

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