Assistant high school football coach tests positive for COVID-19
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va (WSAZ) - It is now being recommended that an entire high school football team undergo COVID-19 testing and self-quarantine after an assistant coach tested positive over the weekend.
The athletic director at Sissonville High School says the coach only worked with six student athletes about a week ago. According to the director, the assistant coach never went inside the high school, always wore a mask and showed no symptoms until a few days ago.
The coach received positive test results over the weekend.
School officials say the football team has been notified and all team activities have been cancelled for the week.
The principal of Sissonville High School says after 14 days of self-quarantine the assistant coach will have to be tested again.
The remainder of the coaching staff is being asked to get tested for the virus.
School officials say the student athletes on the team must have a signed letter from a parent to return to practice.
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