LAS CRUCES — New Mexico State announced Tuesday that athletic workouts would remain suspended as additional COVID-19 testing has revealed 20 additional positive cases (including athletes and staff members) while seven individuals are still awaiting results.
There were 135 negative results, and the positive tests affected multiple sports.
New Mexico State shut down voluntary workouts on June 30 after six student-athletes and one member of the strength and conditioning staff tested positive.
Student-athletes were encouraged to be re-tested, and athletic director Mario Moccia said the recent positive tests were a result of re-testing.
“I’m confident in the plan and that the people who were diagnosed as positives will quarantine and we hope all of those will turn into negatives,” said Moccia, who said individuals were tested June 30-July 1. “I don’t know how sure you can be of anything. There is always a risk of a start and stop situation.”