Jul 19, 2020 11:45 PM

Savannah school student-athlete tests positive for COVID-19

Posted Jul 19, 2020 11:45 PM

By BRENT MARTIN

St. Joseph Post

Savannah school district officials Sunday disclosed a student-athlete has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Savannah R-III School District stated in a news release it is working with coaches and the Andrew County Health Department to identify anyone who came into close contact with the student-athlete. School district officials say they hope to contain the spread of the coronavirus by instructing those who have had contact with the student to quarantine under CDC isolation guidelines.

In light of the case, the Savannah school district has determined the following:

All Boys’ athletic practices and wights have been canceled for Monday, July 20th.  Boys Basketball practices including open gyms will be suspended through July 29, 2020.  All Boys Basketball team members who attended open gym on July 15, 2020, have the potential of close contact with the infected individual for greater than 10-15 minutes and therefore should quarantine for the next 14 days.  All participants are asked to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and contact your primary care provider or your local Public Health Department if you have any concerns regarding symptoms or COVID-19.

Savannah coaches are reviewing football practices from July 15th through the 17th to compile a list of direct contacts. Not all team members were at the practices. All contacts will be notified and given quarantine guidance upon completion of the investigation, according to the school district.