Football activities have started to resume at Ohio State.
An Ohio State spokesperson said Monday afternoon that players who are not quarantined or in isolation due to positive COVID-19 tests returned to the Woody Hayes Athletic Center for small group workouts on Monday.
All team meetings are still being conducted virtually.
While it remains uncertain whether the Buckeyes will be on track to play at Michigan State on Saturday, as an Ohio State spokesperson said there was no further news to share as of now, it's a step in the right direction that Ohio State determined it was safe enough for players to return to workouts less than 72 hours after team activities were paused on Friday night due to an increase in positive cases.
Ohio State has not specified how many players have tested positive or whether there have been any additional positive cases since Friday, though it is known that at least 13 Tier I individuals in the program – which includes 120 players and 50 coaches and other staff who are around the team regularly – have tested positive, including Ryan Day, as team doctor Jim Borchers said Saturday that the team had gone above the 7.5% population positivity threshold.