Severna Park High Varsity Football Team, Coaches Quarantine After Player Tests Positive For COVID-19

Some of the student-athletes and coaching staff on the varsity football team at Severna Park High School have been advised to quarantine after one of the players tested positive for the coronavirus. 

According to a letter released yesterday, the unidentified player was present and participated in the team's practice last week, February 16. After learning of the positive results, school officials consulted with the local health department about the best way to proceed. 

"We have had conversations with the Anne Arundel 
County Department of Health as to the proper course of action. They have advised us that our varsity football program must cease any in-person practices and other gatherings for a period of 14 days," the letter says.  "Barring any further complications, this single incident is not expected to keep us from having a varsity football season."

The school recommends anyone who was involved in the practice be tested.  "The quarantine period is unaffected by the results of a COVID-19 test. All 
persons quarantining must complete the quarantine period without exhibiting symptoms. Please note that an individual’s quarantine timeline could be extended if there is ongoing exposure, such as might occur if a household member is sick with COVID-19."

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