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5 new positive COVID-19 tests at CSU-Pueblo

Posted at 6:01 PM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 20:35:03-04

PUEBLO — CSU Pueblo confirmed Wednesday five new positive cases of COVID-19.

All of the new cases involve student-athletes.

At this time the university is not disclosing which sports the students are involved in.

The university did say that four of the students live on campus and have now been quarantined. The university added that internal contact tracing began immediately upon notification of the positive test results.

All potentially exposed individuals at CSU Pueblo have been notified. Currently, there is no identified risk to additional on-campus employees or students, and no need to vacate any workspaces or buildings, the university said.

CSU-Pueblo Director of Athletics,​ Dr. Paul Plinske released the following statement.

"The educational mission of CSU Pueblo is our top priority. That mission is to keep our university open while maintaining our educational environment," Plinske said. We have paused athletic-related participation for 14 days so that we can manage COVID-19 concerns. Like many schools in America, we are reacting in a protective manner. I'm confident in our plans, believe in our student-athletes, coaches, and staff, and am committed to a safe return when we are ready. I'm proud of our Department for how they have responded. We are leading with positivity and professionalism."