"There's been an outbreak among Rutgers football players with 15 of them now testing positive", she said during a news conference Wednesday, listing other outbreaks across the state.
Judith Persichilli, the state health commissioner, said during Gov. Phil Murphy's news briefing in Trenton there have been "several circumstances where indoor and outdoor gatherings in our state have led to community clusters of COVID-19′' and listed Rutgers among a series of other known parties in the state, including graduation parties in Westfield and Cape May County, a Father's Day celebration in Essex County and parties in Long Beach Island and Middletown". However, the number of positive tests has now reached 15. ESPN is now reporting that an on-campus party at Rutgers that several athletes attended may have led to the coronavirus outbreak that forced the entire team into a two-week quarantine, NJ.com reported on Wednesday.
The Rutgers football program is in hot water after reports linked an outbreak of COVID-19 among several players to a college party. Every single one of those cases has the potential to infect other people. As a result, Rutgers announced Saturday that it had suspended all team activities and placed its entire football program into quarantine. The school pointed to a statement released over the weekend that confirmed a total of 10 cases of COVID-19 since athletes returned to campus on June 15. "The university has designated areas available to house individuals in quarantine as needed based upon the living arrangements for student-athletes".