(Dover, Ohio) – Members of the Dover high school football team are forced to isolate after a player tested positive for the coronavirus.
According to reports, the Dover High School player who tested positive attended practice last on June 26th. The Tuscarawas County Health Department is asking any player and coach that was at practice on Friday to self-quarantine until July 11th and in the meantime, the team will not hold practices.
The school district has confirmed roughly 70 players and some coaches have been told to quarantine. As of Friday, July 3rd, no other players have been tested or shown symptoms. There have been 515 reported COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths in Tuscarawas County since the pandemic began.
The district issued this statement via their Facebook page on June 30th:
“In an effort to avoid rumors or inaccuracies, we are sharing the letter from the Tuscarawas County Health Department that was sent today to Dover HS football coaches, players, and parents. This communication only impacts players and coaches who attended football practice last week on Friday 6/26. Dover City Schools will continue to cooperate and work with our county health agency and its guidelines and directives. We ask any comments please be respectful to all involved.”
Additionally, the Tuscarawas County Health Department issued the following letter to those in the district.