The University of Vermont men’s hockey program has paused all team activities after the discovery of four positive coronavirus test results, the school announced Monday.
The cases were identified among the team’s Tier 1 personnel, which include athletes, coaches, managers and support staff. The results were detected during the program’s regular testing regimen, which takes place three times a week per NCAA and state guidelines.
The athletic department posted a news brief on the matter Monday, but had not shared the information broadly or displayed the story prominently on its website as of 5:30 p.m.
The round of tests that produced the results were conducted Saturday, according to an athletic department spokesperson.
In a news release, the school said the men’s hockey team is following state, local and community public health guidelines to contain the outbreak.
It is the second time in two weeks that Catamount teams had to halt activities.
On Nov. 18, three days after UVM announced it would delay the start of its winter competition until mid-December, the school revealed that the men’s and women’s basketball programs each had a Tier 1 individual test positive.
The basketball teams have since been cleared to resume activities, according to the department.