Three Additional Anne Arundel County High School Teams Quarantine as More Student-Athletes Test Positive For COVID-19
Administrators are requiring some of the coaches and players from three additional high school teams to quarantine as more student-athletes test positive for the coronavirus.
According to letters released this week, a player on the field hockey team at Arundel High School in Gambrills, a member of the varsity cheerleading squad at Chesapeake High School in Pasadena, as well as a player on the boys soccer team at Glen Burnie High School tested positive for the virus after participating in recent practices. Those who participated in the practices must quarantine for two weeks.
Similar notices were published this week from Severna Park High, as student-athletes in the school's varsity football and volleyball programs also tested positive.
"As is our ongoing practice when we learn of positive results, we have had conversations with the Anne Arundel County Department of Health as to the proper course of action," the letters say. In addition to a mandatory quarantine, each affected group was advised by the Anne Arundel County Health Department to cease all in-person practices and other gatherings for a period of 14 days.
Each school recommends anyone who was involved in the practices 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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