UW Wrestling Shut Down Through October 14 Due to Covid

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

The University of Wyoming’s wrestling team has seen an outbreak of the coronavirus over the last week, prompting the university to limit its members’ activities.

The university announced on Wednesday that the team had seen six cases among its members, along with several cases where other members had close contacts with infected people.

The team will now not be allowed to engage in any athletic activities, including practice, workouts and in-person meetings, and the members are encouraged to shelter in place when possible through Oct. 14.

During this time, the team members will only interact with those who they live with and will attend classes virtually.

All of the team will be tested for the coronavirus and anyone who might have had close contact with a team member will be contacted by the university’s COVID Hub for testing.

As of Wednesday, the total number of active coronavirus cases among UW students and employees is at 113: 94 students living off-campus, 14 students living on-campus and five employees living off-campus.

Another estimated 112 people are in quarantine due to exposure to someone infected by the virus: 15 students on-campus and 97 people off-campus.

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