After the Cal Golden Bears faced the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday down 24 players, Cal football coach Justin Wilcox, as well as prominent members of Cal’s football team, publicly panned the university’s and city’s then-difficult-to-define COVID restrictions. Was this an unnecessary contact-tracing issue being enforced by an overzealous public health department? A case of false positive tests? Something else?
None of the above, it appears. On Tuesday evening, Berkeley’s Department of Public Health issued a blistering rebuttal to the complaints of the football program, and showed that if anything, perhaps Cal shouldn’t have taken the field at all versus Arizona.