Alabama head coach Nick Saban tests negative for COVID-19

Alabama head coach Nick Saban tests negative for COVID-19
Head Football Coach Nick Saban (Source: WBRC)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - University of Alabama Head Football Coach Nick Saban tested negative for COVID-19 on Thursday, according to a statement from the university.

According to the SEC, if Saban receives three negative PCR tests through an SEC appointed lab, each 24 hours apart, the initial test would be considered a false positive and he would be allowed to return to the team.

A statement from Jeff Allen below:

“Coach Saban was evaluated again today by Dr. Robinson. He continues to be asymptomatic and without fever. We are continuing to follow the SEC Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force Protocol for testing asymptomatic positives. A PCR test was repeated Thursday by the SEC appointed lab and was negative. For clarification, the initial positive result came from an outside lab we’ve used to supplement the SEC mandated testing. He will continue to remain in isolation and receive daily PCR tests. Should he have three negative PCR tests through the SEC appointed lab, each 24 hours apart, the initial test would be considered a false positive pursuant to SEC protocols and he would be allowed to return.”

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