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Florida AD Stricklin tested positive for coronavirus

Field Level Media
15 Jul 2020, 07:55 GMT+10

Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin said Tuesday that he tested positive for the coronavirus last month and has since recovered.

Stricklin disclosed his bout with COVID-19 during a Zoom teleconference with reporters, saying that he felt "really crummy" for about 48 hours amid mostly mild symptoms.

"I thought I was being careful but obviously this is a highly transmittable disease," Stricklin said. "It speaks to the importance of all us doing our part with masking and physical distancing. It's really important. Hopefully, we can help keep others safe during this process by doing our part."

Stricklin also said that the university has administered 238 tests across all sports with 29 coming back positive.

Stricklin's revelation comes a day after Southeastern Conference athletic directors met in Birmingham, Ala., to discuss the fate of the fall sports schedule in the conference, most notably football. The ADs decided to push back the decision on altering the fall slate until late July.

"There's still a lot of information that we need before we get to the point where we feel we can conduct a game in a safe manner," Stricklin said. "If that's September, great. If that's a different month in the calendar that allows us to do it in this school year, I don't think any of us are in position to be choosy right now."

--Field Level Media

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