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Ohio County student-athlete tests positive for COVID-19

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — An Ohio County student-athlete has tested positive for COVID-19, triggering a quarantine with teammates that he has had contact with during offseason conditioning workouts.

“We have been doing conditioning per the WVSSAC guidelines for the last couple weeks,” said Ohio County Assistant Superintendent Rick Jones. “We have been very careful to keep kids separated in pods during this time. We have just learned today that we have one student-athlete who has tested positive for COVID-19.”

Jones said all the people in the pod have been notified and those kids will be quarantined until July 10th.

“At this point, there is just one student and he has had direct contact with eight or nine other kids in his pod.”

Ohio County schools entered Phase I of the WVSSAC workout protocols three weeks ago and they are scheduled to open Phase III on July 6. That is when sport-specific exercises and drills will be permitted.

Several nearby schools in Ohio, including Martins Ferry, Shadyside, Bellaire and St. Clairsville, have paused offseason conditioning workouts after a rise in positive cases in the area.

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