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Mt. Healthy Schools asks some athletes to quarantine after football player tests COVID-19 positive

Student last used school workout facility June 23
Mt Healthy High School
Posted at 10:47 PM, Jun 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 17:24:02-04

MOUNT HEALTHY, Ohio — District officials are asking some student athletes to self-quarantine and get tested after a Mt. Healthy High School football player tested positive for COVID-19, Mt. Healthy City Schools announced Sunday night.

The athlete last attended football conditioning on June 23. As of Sunday, all athletic conditioning programs are suspended until July 13.

All athletes that used the school's weight room from June 23-26 "should self-quarantine as well as arrange for COVID-19 testing," the district said in a statement Sunday.

Mt. Healthy Junior and Senior High School will be closed until July 13 for deep cleaning and sanitizing.

"The health and safety of our students and staff are of the highest priority, and we want to assure our stakeholders and our school community that we are taking these cases seriously. If you or someone you know has been in close contact with a Mt. Healthy High School athlete who was in the weight room this week, we recommend that you self-quarantine and be tested for COVID-19," the district's statement read.

Mt. Healthy football coach Arvie Crouch said he did not believe the student caught the virus while on school grounds.

"We've (done) a really good job of social distancing," Crouch said. "It doesn't matter where he was at in our facilities. He wasn't close to another kid. We always kept our distance."

You can find a full list of testing sites in Hamilton County here.