Kansas coach Les Miles tests positive for COVID-19, OSU monitoring situation after playing Jayhawks

Kansas coach Les Miles tests positive for COVID-19, OSU monitoring situation after playing Jayhawks
Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy, left, and Kansas head coach Les Miles talk before an NCAA college football game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Kansas coach Les Miles has tested positive for COVID-19 and is quarantining in his home. He plans to fulfill his head coaching responsibilities remotely as the Jayhawks spend a week off before visiting West Virginia.

Oklahoma State beat KU 47-7 Saturday in Lawrence, but an OSU official told FOX23 that no one in the organization spent 15 minutes within six feet of Miles which is the requirement to quarantine for contact tracing.

OSU gave FOX23 the following statement:

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We are alert to Les Miles’ positive COVID test and continue to be diligent and persistent in our own testing efforts. Dr. Val Gene Iven has been in frequent contact with the Kansas team physician since the game, but, based on CDC guidelines, nobody in our organization would go into immediate quarantine. That said, we will monitor this situation, and we wish Coach Miles a speedy recovery.
Oklahoma State University Statement

Miles announced his positive test in a statement Thursday. The school did not say whether any other players or staff have tested positive, though the Jayhawks have had clusters of positive tests since the beginning of the season.

Athletic director Jeff Long said Miles' result came back through routine testing and the school is going through contact tracing protocols to notify anybody who has been in contact with him. Long said if Miles does not have a fever or other symptoms, there is a chance he could be able to coach against the Mountaineers on Oct. 17.

The Jayhawks are off to an 0-3 start in Miles' second season in Lawrence.