Dover High School football player tests positive for COVID-19 after attending practice

Posted at 5:36 PM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 18:40:21-04

DOVER, Ohio — The Tuscarawas County Health Department is telling members of a high school football team to isolate after a player tested positive for COVID-19.

The Dover High School player, who tested positive, last attended practice on June 26.

The county is asking any player and coach that was at practice Friday to self-quarantine until July 11. In the meantime, the team will not hold practices.

Dover Superintendent Carla Birney said about 70 players and some coaches have been told to quarantine and monitor for possible COVID-19 symptoms.

"While we might be the first (to have a student athlete test positive this summer) in Tuscarawas County, we're not going to be only and I, along with my fellow superintendents and our health department, are going to work really hard to do what's right for our children," Birney said.

Tuscarawas County Health Commissioner Katie Seward said no other players have been tested or shown symptoms as of Wednesday afternoon.

The health department has reported 515 coronavirus cases and 10 deaths since the pandemic started.

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