UConn women's basketball head coach Geno Auriemma tests positive for COVID-19

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Geno Auriemma sits by himself pre-game
Geno Auriemma sits by himself pre-game

UConn announced on Monday that women's basketball head coach Geno Auriemma has tested positive for COVID-19.

As such, Auriemma won't be traveling with his team to San Antonio on Tuesday for the beginning of the NCAA tournament. He is isolating at his home and contact tracing protocols showed he was not in close contact with anyone on the team since March 12.

"After we received notification of the positive test result yesterday, we initiated contact tracing protocols, which included interviewing individual members of the basketball program and in-depth video analysis of practice," director of sports medicine and head team physician Deena Casiero said. "Only household close contacts were identified. Given the fact that we have been doing daily testing for the past seven days, we feel confident that we were able to catch this very early on in the disease process. The remainder of Tier I tested negative yesterday and today."

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