Cabell Midland football player tests positive for COVID

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Cabell County Schools have announced that a Cabell Midland High School football player has tested positive for COVID.

The press release stated that the identified student was last in close contact with other team members and coaches Saturday, then attended school Monday morning before leaving for home.

After conducting the necessary contact tracing and investigations in cooperation with the district’s Chief Health Officer, Dr. Andrea Lauffer, the Cabell Huntington Health Department has determined the other players on the football team, the team’s coaches, and all students and teachers who were in five classes the student attended Monday morning must be quarantined.

Cabell Midland played against Huntington Friday and as a result, those in Huntington’s football program underwent contact tracing procedures. The district’s Chief Health Officer later stated that there was no needed for further action. All Huntington students will be allowed to return to school Friday and the Highlanders’ scheduled game vs. Wheeling Park will be played.

Cabell Midland did not have a game scheduled for this week.

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