The University of Delaware has suspended 19 members of its swimming and diving teams for allegedly violating Newark, Delaware’s, gathering limits related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
WDEL-FM reports that the athletes were traced to a gathering at an off-campus residence on Sept. 26. All involved were quarantined, and have tested negative for COVID-19.
Newark currently limits gatherings to 12 people indoors, and 20 people outdoors, unless a permit has been obtained.
The university says 27 students or employees have tested positive so far this week. That’s on pace for the university’s lowest number this semester, after hitting a peak of 80 last week.