Cal announced Sunday morning that its men’s basketball team can resume practicing after workouts had been suspended last week because of a player’s positive coronavirus test.
On Tuesday, the athletic department issued a statement that disclosed the positive result, and the Bears would suspend workouts for up to two weeks.
The athletic department’s news release Sunday said the decision to resume workouts came after contact tracing and testing, and “was made in consultation with University Health Services and in accordance with public health guidance.”
Cal said the player who tested positive remains asymptomatic and in isolation.
Head coach Mark Fox, who’s entering his second season with the Bears, scheduled a practice for Sunday.
“We have missed some valuable practices at a most critical time,” Fox said in the news release. “It will be great to be back in the gym as we work to catch up.”
College basketball teams can begin playing games Nov. 25, but the pandemic has upended most schools’ nonconference schedules. The Bears’ first scheduled game is listed for Dec. 3 against Arizona State.
For much of the offseason, the pandemic forced Cal to hold voluntary outdoor workouts. The Bears were allowed to begin practicing in Haas Pavilion in late September.