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USL Statement: COVID-19 Test Results

By Staff, 10/20/21, 6:00PM EDT


USL Championship

The United Soccer League (USL) can confirm that 987 tests were administered to players and club staff from the 31 Championship clubs between October 11 and October 17, with one individual testing positive.

USL League One

The USL can confirm that 373 tests were administered to players and club staff from the 12 League One clubs between October 11 and October 17, with no individuals testing positive.

Players or club staff who test positive will self-isolate in line with the guidelines provided by the USL and only those who have tested negative will be permitted to enter training ground facilities. Anyone identified via contact tracing will also be quarantined and tested.

What happens after a positive test?

  • The individual will be immediately isolated and receive follow-up care and treatment from team physicians and infectious disease experts.

  • If appropriate (at the discretion of the team physician), the individual may be tested again to ensure the initial test was not a false positive. 

  • All indoor areas in which the individual has been will be closed for 24 hours for cleaning and disinfection.

  • The individual’s club, in consultation with the state or local health department, will conduct a contact tracing investigation.

  • Anyone identified in the contact tracing investigation will immediately quarantine and be tested one or more times on a schedule to be determined by the team physician. 

Testing Announcements

As the 2021 season continues, the USL will make a central announcement of COVID-19 test results on a weekly basis to continue to support competition integrity and transparency.

In order to protect the privacy of those involved, no specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided by the USL.

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