The coronavirus pandemic continues to be in the spotlight within the U.S. Among the many areas of everyday life in America affected by the outbreak has been the absence of sporting events for the last two months.
It was revealed Friday that a head coach of a major college program has contracted the virus. Georgetown head coach Patrick Ewing confirmed his diagnosis early Friday evening with a statement through the university.
“Georgetown University’s Head Men’s Basketball Coach Patrick Ewing has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Ewing has elected to share his diagnosis publicly to emphasize that this virus can affect anyone,” the school released in a statement. “Ewing is under care and isolated at a local hospital. He is the only member of the Georgetown men’s basketball program to have tested positive for the virus.”
Ewing, who starred as player for Georgetown during the 1980’s, also released a statement.
“I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19,” Ewing’s statement read. “I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones. Now more than ever, I want to thank the healthcare workers and everyone on the front lines. I’ll be fine and we will all get through this.”