The UConn women's basketball game against Baylor, which was scheduled for Thursday, has been canceled after Baylor's head coach tested positive for the COVID-19 virus on Monday.
A statement on the Baylor Athletics website says Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey had three negative tests leading up to the Jan. 2 game, but decided to remain in quarantine.
Then on Monday, when Mulkey returned to team activities, which included a COVID-19 test, her results were positive. She will isolate for an additional 10 days.
"On December 25, I was exposed to COVID-19 by a family member who tested positive. I immediately self-quarantined and did not re-join the team when our staff and players came back from our holiday break on December 28,” Mulkey said in a statement. I produced three negative tests leading up to our game at TCU, Jan. 2. However, I decided that it was important to continue quarantining in case the virus took time to come to fruition. I tested positive yesterday (Jan. 4) and will now isolate. If I have no symptoms, I will re-join the program on January 15. While I am disappointed and hate to be away from the program, Baylor women's basketball is in good hands with our coaches and support staff. The safety of our student-athletes is paramount and will take precedent over any basketball activity during this pandemic."
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The Huskies' next scheduled game is vs. Providence this Saturday at 1 p.m. in Gampel Pavilion.