Ohio State Suspends Voluntary Workouts for Student-Athletes


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--A move made by the Ohio State University Wednesday does not bode well for the hopes of a sports season this fall.

The university has suspended all voluntary workouts for student-athletes, affecting those participating in seven sports, including football and men's basketball.

The university releasing a statement late Wednesday, saying the health and safety of student-athletes is top priority.

The university did not share information regarding the results of coronavirus tests publicly, saying it would compromise the private medical information of the student-athletes and staff.

If a student tests positive for coronavirus, they are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days, and receive daily check-ups from medical staff.

The other sports affected by the suspension are field hockey, men's and women's soccer, women's basketball, and women's volleyball.