SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – San Jose State University’s football program announced Wednesday that it has paused in-person team activities due to COVID-19 cases.

In a written statement, the team said it is conducting contact tracing within the program, but did not specify how many people tested positive. The team said student-athletes, coaches and staff have been tested three times a week and conduct daily health surveys to identify potential cases since the start of the calendar year.

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SJSU’s decision to pause in-person activities comes before the team was set to begin its spring practice period, which includes a spring game that would be held at CEFCU Stadium without spectators.

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Resumption of activities would happen following input from county and university medical experts, the team said.

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Last year, the Spartans went 6-0 in the regular season and won the Mountain West Conference, before ending the 2020 season with a loss to Ball State in the Arizona Bowl.