Kelly reportedly underwent testing after experiencing mild symptoms and didn't know how he contracted the virus. The 56-year-old followed all public health recommendations and immediately informed the athletic department and his players, Bolch adds.
Kelly apparently shared his diagnosis with the football team in order to show players that they should take the virus seriously.
L.A. County public health director Barbara Ferrer said Wednesday that eight UCLA football players tested positive for COVID-19 upon their return to campus in late June. None have tested positive since the Bruins resumed workouts, a source told Bolch.
Thirty football student-athletes drafted a document in June outlining their demands to UCLA to ensure players' safety amid the pandemic. One of their demands called for a "third-party health official" to confirm the team was properly following COVID-19 protocols during football activities.