Dan Mullen, the head football coach of University of Florida, has tested COVID-19 positive, as per a statement put up by him on Twitter on Saturday.
In his tweet, Mullen said that he is continuing to isolate himself from his family and is also following all the guidelines that are issued by the CDC, UF Health or the public healthcare workers.
The news of Mullen testing positive for COVID-19 comes post Florida was pressurized to push back their Saturday’s game against the Louisiana State University and reschedule it to 12 December. Meanwhile, the Southeastern Conference on Friday also announced that Florida’s game on 24 October against University of Missouri will be pushed back until 21 October, among other changes in the schedule within the press conference.
Previously this week, Scott Stricklin, the Florida athletics director said that 21 overall football players have tested COVID-19 positive, including the 18 scholarship players as well as 3 walk-ons.
Post the announcement of new positive COVID-19 cases, the university has paused the activities of football team. Prior to that, Mullen was advocating for a rise in fan attendance in the home games of the team.
Notably, previously this week, the SEC had postponed the scheduled game on Saturday between Vanderbilt and Missouri because of positive COVID-19 cases.