Penn State women’s volleyball has paused its activities due to positive COVID-19 test results “among Tier 1 personnel,” the team announced Sunday.
The Nittany Lions have already postponed their match with Ohio State scheduled for Tuesday due to positive test results. Penn State’s other match with the Buckeyes scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 31 has also now been postponed.
Penn State will work with the Big Ten to identify rescheduling options and potentially make up matches later in the season, according to an athletic department statement.
“The health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, staff and the broader community are of the utmost importance,” Penn State Athletics said. “Therefore, as part of the protocols established by the Big Ten Conference and Penn State Athletics medical staff and in consultation with University, local and national officials and guidelines, individuals with a positive test have been put into isolation.”
The Nittany Lions’ season-opening series with Michigan, which was scheduled for Jan. 22 and 23, was postponed on Thursday. The schools “mutually agreed to the postponement out of an abundance of caution surrounding the health and safety of the student-athletes, coaches and staff.” Michigan has paused all athletic department activities.
With the Ohio State and Michigan series postponed, Penn State’s next match is currently scheduled for Friday, Feb. 5 against Illinois at Rec Hall.