July 8, 2020
Kansas football Les Miles looks on during a 2019 football game against the Texas Longhorns in Austin, Texas.
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An uptick in positive COVID-19 tests has led the Kansas football program to suspend its voluntary summer workouts, KU officials announced Friday morning. Twelve football players have now tested positive for COVID-19, and KU is requiring a 14-day self-quarantine for all football players and staff members. The number of positive tests is four times what the figure was on Monday morning, the last time the program released information about testing. “When we welcomed our young men back to campus a couple of weeks ago for voluntary workouts, even with the policies and procedures in place to try and protect them from becoming infected with the virus, events outside of our control (have) made the decision to pause these workouts necessary,” KU coach Les Miles said in a statement.