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Rutgers University announced Wednesday that four athletes and one athletics staff member have tested positive for COVID-19.
The athletes were from the wrestling, men's lacrosse and gymnastics programs.
"Those student-athletes and the staff member have been quarantined and the university, in conjunction with public health officials," the university said in a statement, "is conducting contact tracing to identify any individuals with whom the student-athletes have been in contact with."
Rutgers previously had an outbreak within its football program in July with 30 players testing positive, forcing team activities to be paused.
Coach Greg Schiano said last month that about half of the players were asymptomatic.
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The Big Ten announced in August that all fall sports seasons had been postponed.
Many athletics programs across the country in recent weeks have dealt with COVID-19 outbreaks, especially as general student populations began returning to campus.
Rutgers University is mostly virtual for the fall semester, with limited in-person attendance.
But athletes can still be on campus for workouts.