SALT LAKE CITY – One day before Utah started the 2020 season with Arizona, the match was canceled due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in the sports division.
The Sports Department announced on Friday afternoon that it had been notified of “some COVID-19 positives among students-athletes in the football program” in the past 24 hours, this ” forced to “cancel the match.
“The decision was made under Pac-12’s football game cancellation policy because Utah did not have a minimum number of student-athletes receiving a scholarship for the game due to positive circumstances and isolating the student-soccer athlete supplement under the contact tracing protocol, “the university statement reads.
“The health and safety of our students-athletes and all those involved in our program are our highest priority and we will continue to adhere to all majorities. Pac-12’s current books and guides and local health. “
Due to the limited time frame, the Pac-12 must play one season, the game will not be made and two programs will only have a maximum of six games this season if no more games are canceled, whatever. whether Utah’s sugar contest against UCLA may be questioned. However, there is no word yet on whether next week’s match will be played.
The news comes a day after the state of Utah reported 2,807 positive cases for a record-high COVID-19, 500 more than the previous record set a week earlier. Utah, like many states in the country, has recently seen an increase in the number of cases and now has a positive rate of 19.5% among those tested.
This story will be updated.