OU's Pride Of Oklahoma Suspends Activities After Positive COVID-19 Test

Tuesday, August 25th 2020, 7:27 am
By: News On 6

NORMAN, Oklahoma -

The University of Oklahoma's "Pride of Oklahoma" has suspended band activities after a member tested positive for COVID-19.

OU's band director says all future events are on hold while they work to figure out how many students had close contact with the band member. Brian Britt told OU Daily the decision comes out of an abundance of caution. OU Daily reports the student is in isolation housing as the university works on contact tracing. Britt says The Pride activities will start back up when they've been assured it's safe to do so.

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Last week before the positive case Britt told News On 6 they're adjusting during the pandemic wearing masks, covering instruments, and working longer intervals. They had also already made the decision to have only have 80 members in the stands for home football games instead of 300 and that they wouldn't go on the road for games outside of Norman.