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ECU Athletics COVID-19 Update: 1,212 tests, 26 positive. Roy Cooper, keeping fans from attending sporting events across the state. The number is currently down to 7,983 (including 1,400 tickets in TowneBank Tower) after refunds. #ECU athletics COVID-19 update: Out of 1,212 total tests conducted among staff, coaches and student-athletes, 26 are in isolation after testing positive. Statewide, the positive rate for coronavirus tests is around six percent. Grady-White Boats’ record gift did help the 2020 fundraising - outside of the annual fund - finish at $6.382 million, nearly $3 million over the projected $3.5 million goal. The Pirates’ football team - the only fall sport expected to play this season at the university - is set to begin its campaign on Sept. 26 against UCF inside Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium with no fans allowed to attend. This would be what I would call a year of survival given where we are from a revenue standpoint. On July 8, UNC said 429 athletes, coaches and staff were tested for COVID-19 with 37 tests returned positive, The News & Observer reported. All rights reserved. The ECU athletics department said it will not release any more details about those who have tested positive, including which sports they may be associated with at ECU. ECU’s Director of Athletics Jon Gilbert said the school has conducted 452 COVID-19 tests with student-athletes, coaches and staff, according to a release. ECU Student Health Services: 580-559-5713 Pontotoc County Health Department: 580-332-2011 Oklahoma COVID-19 Hotline: 877 … They will self-isolate and be monitored daily by ECU Athletics medical personnel, the release said. Every game that doesn't have fans will have a direct impact on ECU's 2021 financial bottomline. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. So from an expense standpoint, we’re going to have some issues next semester.”. 26 out of 1,212 comes out to a little more than two percent. The AD also expects another round of furloughs at some point for the athletics staff, though that plan is still being hashed out. To maintain privacy, the department is not releasing any additional details. ©2020 The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), Visit The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) at www.newsobserver.com. Please follow this link for the latest information on East Central University's most recent communications regarding COVID-19. Of those, 27 were confirmed positive, the release said. The university did not identify which sports the athletes, coaches and staff are involved in. “Every revenue bucket that we have is going to be affected - ticket sales, Pirate Club, our IMG/marketing dollars. GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Out of 1,212 coronavirus tests conducted among ECU athletics staff, coaches and student-athletes, 26 have come back positive, WITN Sports confirmed with ECU athletics Friday afternoon. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. There are less eye balls in the stands from a sponsorship standpoint. The Pirates have three other home games on the schedule, with a Oct. 17 matchup against Navy being the next one scheduled after UCF. The canceled events from this past spring also allowed ECU to save $4.7 million on expenses, but the revenue shortfall overall was nearly $3 million. Five of the 27 have recovered. Gilbert said ECU athletics is exploring the possibility of loss of revenue insurance, though it is a very complex formula. ECU COVID-19 Response Plan ECU COVID-19 Response Plan. The school halted the football team’s voluntary off-season workouts, which are led by players without coaches in attendance. The 2021 annual fund is projected to finish at $6.2 million, but is already tracking behind after coming up short $500,000 combined for July and August. By Jessica Banov, The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), ECU pauses athletics after more than 2 dozen people test positive for COVID-19. ECU head coach Mike Houston said the Pirates are dealing with some COVID-19 issues in preparation for Navy. ECU’s Director of Athletics Jon Gilbert said the school has conducted 452 COVID-19 tests with student-athletes, coaches and staff, according to a release.