COVID outbreak on Nebraska Volleyball team

John Cook
John Cook
Published: Dec. 22, 2021 at 4:00 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 22, 2021 at 5:15 PM CST
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Multiple individuals within the Nebraska Volleyball program have tested positive for COVID-19.

Coach John Cook said he and some of his team tested positive since returning home from the NCAA Championship in Columbus, Ohio.

“Our team was fortunate to play for a championship last weekend, and we’ve been in a lot of hotels, planes and buses. Before our program left for the holiday break, we had several members of our team and staff receive positive test results for COVID. Our student-athletes and staff affected are now quarantining at home, and we look forward to their healthy return to campus in January.”

In an interview with Kaleb Henry on the radio show LNK Today on KLIN, Cook said that the COVID outbreak has busted Christmas plans for some of his players.

“Christmas is delayed a little bit,” Cook said. “Thank goodness we don’t start school until January 17th so we’re going to get a break here. I’m going to try and keep working.”

It doesn’t appear anyone on the team is experiencing serious illness. It’s likely other volleyball programs are affected.

“Being around 18,000 people up there in Columbus. I hear Wisconsin is starting to have an outbreak as well,” Cook said.

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