Baylor’s Kim Mulkey checks constructive for COVID-19, recreation in opposition to UConn cancelled

The Baylor girls’s basketball workforce has cancelled its Thursday recreation in opposition to UConn and restricted workforce actions after longtime coach Kim Mulkey examined constructive for COVID-19 on Monday.

Extra contact tracing is going down, Baylor introduced on Tuesday.

In an announcement, Mulkey revealed that she had been uncovered to COVID-19 by a member of the family on Christmas Day and had been quarantining ever since. She didn’t return to the workforce after the vacation break and didn’t coach on Saturday when Baylor returned to motion in opposition to TCU. Mulkey had meant to return to workforce actions on Monday, however that’s when her required COVID-19 check got here again constructive.

Right here is Mulkey’s full assertion, launched by Baylor:

“On December 25, I used to be uncovered to COVID-19 by a member of the family who examined constructive. I instantly self-quarantined and didn’t re-join the workforce when our workers and gamers got here again from our vacation break on December 28. I produced three damaging checks main as much as our recreation at TCU, Jan. 2. Nevertheless, I made a decision that it was vital to proceed quarantining in case the virus took time to return to fruition. I examined constructive yesterday (Jan. 4) and can now isolate. If I’ve no signs, I’ll re-join this system on January 15. Whereas I’m upset and hate to be away from this system, Baylor girls’s basketball is in good arms with our coaches and assist workers. The security of our student-athletes is paramount and can take precedent over any basketball exercise throughout this pandemic.”

Mulkey’s determination to proceed quarantining regardless of testing damaging 3 times was very important, as a result of she did find yourself testing constructive. If she had chosen to depart quarantine and return to the workforce to teach on Saturday, she would have uncovered quite a few athletes and workers to COVID-19 earlier than she even knew she had it.

There’s at present no timetable for when the Woman Bears will return to regular, and the destiny of their upcoming video games in opposition to Kansas State (Jan. 10) and Kansas (Jan. 13) has but to be determined. Mulkey stated she plans to return to this system on Jan. 15 if she’s not displaying any signs.

TAMPA, FL - APRIL 07: Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey looks on in the NCAA Division I Women's National Championship Game between the Baylor Bears and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on April 07, 2019, at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mary Holt/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Baylor Woman Bears head coach Kim Mulkey examined constructive for COVID-19 on Monday. (Picture by Mary Holt/Icon Sportswire by way of Getty Photos)

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