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USL Statement: COVID-19 Test Results

By Staff, 11/23/21, 6:00PM EST


USL Championship

The United Soccer League (USL) can confirm that 64 tests were administered across active USL Championship clubs between November 15 and November 21, with one individual testing positive.

USL League One

The USL can confirm that 34 tests were administered to players and club staff from active League One clubs between November 15 and November 21, with no individuals testing positive.

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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