Fairmont State women’s basketball team pauses team activities due positive COVID-19 test


FAIRMONT, W.Va. – The Fairmont State women’s basketball team has paused team activities due to COVID-19 protocols, according to a release from the university and athletic director Greg Bamberger.

Additionally, 12 Sports received a separate statement from the Fairmont State athletics department, that state: “Fairmont State women’s basketball has paused all team activities following a positive test result. Out of an abundance of caution, the program is working with University, league and local health officials to follow all COVID-19 and contact tracing protocols.”

With the team being sidelined, the Fighting Falcons’ first two contests of the regular season have been postponed.

Those games were scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 7 against West Virginia Wesleyan and Sunday, Jan. 10 against Davis & Elkins.

According to original release, Fairmont State will work with the Mountain East Conference and opposing schools to reschedule both of those games later this season.
The Falcons are next scheduled to host West Liberty for a 5:30 p.m. tipoff on Wednesday, Jan. 13.

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