Crisp County football player tests positive for COVID-19
A Crisp County football player has tested positive for COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.
“All football-related workouts and activities have been shut down until further notice,” Crisp County Athletic Director Jimmie Hughes said. “We are following Georgia High School Association protocol.”
That protocol mandates that any athlete, coach, or staff member that tests positive for COVID-19, be immediately removed from activity and not be allowed to return until:
- Proof of a negative test can be provided, and
- The person(s) observe a 14-day quarantine and is symptom free
Also, any athlete, coach, or staff member that had direct contact with the positive-tested person will not be allowed to return until:
- Proof of a negative test can be provided (if symptoms have been or shown prior to the return date) , and
- They observe a 14-day quarantine period and be symptom free.
“It is what it is,” Hughes said. “Right now we don’t know when we can get back to practice.
“Any time an athlete begins to have any symptoms that are COVID-19 related, they should contact their physician immediately. They must also contact their coach and inform them of the situation as well. “