Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Saturday's game between Notre Dame and Wake Forest has been postponed after the Fighting Irish announced 13 players are currently in isolation.
Notre Dame said in a statement Tuesday that seven student-athletes tested positive for the coronavirus out of 94 tests administered Monday. Combined with testing results from last week, 13 players are isolated -- with 10 in quarantine.
Due to the positive results over the past two weeks, Notre Dame has paused all football-related activities until further testing is completed. Both schools are working on rescheduling the matchup.
"With student-athlete health and safety our primary focus, we will continue to follow our prevention protocols and ongoing testing procedures," Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly said in a statement. "We managed an increase in positivity rates in August, and the players handled it wonderfully.
"We knew COVID-19 would present challenges throughout the season, and we'll always put student-athlete health and safety at the forefront of our decision making. We look forward to resuming team activities and getting back on the playing field."
Wake Forest athletic director John Currie said the programs are attempting to reschedule the game for Oct. 3 -- an open date that both schools share.
"I know everyone involved is saddened to be unable to play this weekend, but based on the circumstances it is the right decision," Currie said in a statement Tuesday. "We are already discussing options for rescheduling with the ACC and our future opponents, including the possibility of playing on the October 3rd weekend."
Notre Dame beat South Florida 52-0 at home last week and opened the 2020 season with a victory over Duke.
Wake Forest began the season with a blowout loss to top-ranked Clemson in Week 1 and a 45-42 setback to North Carolina State in Week 2.
This is now the fourth ACC contest impacted because of coronavirus issues.