The University of Louisville has paused workouts for the men’s and women’s soccer programs, along with field hockey and volleyball, the school announced. The suspension of workouts started on Monday

The decision came after 29 members of the four teams tested positive for COVID-19, while multiple other teammates and student-athletes from other sports were potentially exposed to the virus and remain in quarantine due to contact tracing. Those who tested positive were not named in the release. 

The primary source of the positive tests was traced to an off-campus party, the release said. 

“Though all student-athletes have been well-educated about the dangers of social gatherings to themselves and to others, U of L leaders have again reinforced the necessity to adhere to state, local, and Center for Disease Control medical guidelines and procedures for the health and safety of all,” the release said. 

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Members of the four programs who have not tested positive, or been identified through contact tracing, are allowed to return to workouts on campus beginning Monday, pending test results. 

This isn’t the first time that Louisville has had to pause workouts since phasing athletes back to campus in early June. On July 20, the university paused soccer workouts because of three positive COVID-19 tests within the program and on July 7 the school announced it paused men’s basketball workouts, too. The men’s basketball workouts were paused after two individuals tested positive for the virus. 

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This story will be updated.

Cameron Teague Robinson CTeagueRob@gannett.com; Twitter: @cj_teagueSupport strong local journalism by subscribing today: courier-journal.com/subscribe.

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