Georgia State postpones Saturday’s game after positive COVID-19 tests, contact tracing

ATLANTA — Georgia State football will not travel and play Charlotte on Saturday because of the coronavirus.

The school announced Friday afternoon that it’s postponing the game “out of an abundance of caution” after positive COVID-19 tests and contract tracing. The game had been scheduled for Saturday at Noon in Charlotte.

Georgia State did not say how many tested positive on the team, when they tested positive and if they were players, coaches or a combination of both.

Channel 2′s partners at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution learned through an open records request that between June 4 and Sept. 21 the athletic program tested 2,757 student-athletes and 360 athletic staff members. Six staff members and 43 student-athletes tested positive, according to those records.

There has been no announcement of a possible date to reschedule the game. The Panthers' next game will be Oct. 3 at home against East Carolina.

This isn’t the first college football game to be postponed out of caution over the coronavirus. Last weekend, Georgia Southern did not play its game because of their opponent Florida Athletic reporting several COVID-19 cases.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution contributed to this report.