Sam Pittman has tested positive for COVID-19, according to an announcement from Arkansas Communications on Monday just before his weekly press conference.
Pittman was tested Sunday as part of the team’s normal protocol and he was informed this morning that his PCR test was positive.
He is not symptomatic and is in self isolation at home. He retested this morning to confirm the results of Sunday’s test with those results still pending. All individuals who are considered close contacts have been notified and will enter quarantine guidelines.
Pittman will follow the SEC’s Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force protocol for testing asymptomatic positives.
Pittman will continue to be a part of team meetings virtually while in isolation. Associate Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator Barry Odom will serve as the team’s interim head coach in Coach Pittman’s absence.