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Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim tests positive for COVID-19

In a statement released on Twitter early Sunday evening, legendary Syracuse men’s basketball head coach Jim Boeheim announced he had recently tested positive for COVID-19 and has been isolating at his home. He says he is not currently experiencing any symptoms.

Jim Boeheim’s statement:

As part of our routine COVID-19 health and safety protocols, I, along with my team and staff, are tested for COVID-19 multiple times each week. Following our most recent testing, I was informed that I had tested positive for COVID-19. I immediately began my isolation period at home. I am not experiencing any symptoms at this time, and will continue to monitor my health closely as advised by the medical staff.  Thank you for the well wishes. I look forward to getting back on the court with my team.

Syracuse Athletic Director John Wildhack released the following statement:

Our top priority is the health and well-being of our student-athletes, Coach Boeheim and all members of the basketball program. Per our COVID safety protocols, following Coach’s positive test we conducted an additional round of testing for all members of the basketball program. From that testing we learned that one other member of the program has tested positive. As such, we made the decision to pause all basketball-related activities. We are following all CDC guidelines and ACC protocols, and working closely with the Onondaga County Department of Health, to mitigate further transmission of the virus. All members of the basketball program will be tested again, multiple times, over the next week.