Saturday’s opening football match between the California Golden Bears and the Washington Huskies was canceled after a Cal player tested positive for coronavirus, Pac-12 announced on Thursday.
Pac-12 said in a statement: “Pac-12 has approved Cal’s request to cancel the scheduled Washington at Cal football match on November 7”. “This decision was made under Pac-12’s football game cancellation policy due to Cal’s inadequate number of players receiving the minimum scholarship for the game due to the case of a positive football student-athlete. with COVID-19 and resulted in additional football student isolation. -the athletes followed the contact tracking protocol. “
Cal reported the case after a positive daily antigen test and then confirmed through PCR.
“As a result, some student-soccer athletes are being quarantined due to contact tracing,” Cal said in a statement.
The school did not announce how many players had been quarantined due to contact tracing and said the player who tested positive had no symptoms.
“It’s disappointing we won’t kick off the 2020 season this Saturday night against Washington,” coach Cal Justin Wilcox said in a statement. “First of all, my heart is for all of our players who have gone through a lot since the start of the pandemic and have worked hard under difficult circumstances to prepare. competition.
The game will be declared a contest-free, per policy Pac-12.