Kansas State announced Saturday afternoon that it is pausing all voluntary football workouts for 14 days in light of its most recent COVID-19 test results.


K-State Athletics made the decision in conjunction with university and county medical officials. As of June 19, following PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing of more than 130 student-athletes, there have been 14 positive tests.


"The health and well-being of our student-athletes will always be our top priority," athletics director Gene Taylor said in a statement. "Following the most recent test results, we felt like temporarily pausing all football workouts and access to our facilities was the best decision for everyone.


"We continue to take this situation very seriously and want to do everything we can to get back to workouts soon."


The 14 athletes who have tested positive are being medically managed according to current local, state, national and CDC guidelines, which begin with self-isolation for 10 days and until the patient is without fever for 72 hours without medication, whichever takes longer.


According to the K-State news release, "the department will continue to work closely and communicate with county and university health officials to evaluate the situation and continue best practices."