LAWRENCE — Kansas football has returned to the practice field.

The university’s athletic department announced Wednesday that the Jayhawk football squad, which suspended all team related activities on July 3 following a COVID-19 outbreak among players, has resumed its voluntary workout program.

The decision came at the recommendation of physicians with Kansas Team Health, athletic director Jeff Long said in a news release.

Testing of 90 football athletes, coaches and staff members Saturday produced four positive tests among players, Long said, adding those individuals are "currently following isolation protocols established by" public health professionals and the team’s health care physicians.

KU’s return to voluntary workouts follows a two-plus-week hiatus after the last significant round of testing produced 11 new cases of COVID-19 among members of the football team. At least four athletes from other sports have also tested positive, though KU didn’t provide an update on that front Wednesday.

The Jayhawks last week saw their season opener, originally set for Sept. 5 at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, canceled when scheduled opponent New Hampshire announced it had postponed its fall sports programs amid the ongoing pandemic.