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North Olmsted varsity football team quarantining after player tests positive for COVID-19

The news was released in an email to parents and students on Friday

NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio — As schools across the state resume athletics following months of COVID-19 cancellations, one Northeast Ohio football team is riding the bench. 

Varsity football players at North Olmsted High School are currently quarantined following the result of a positive Coronavirus test from one of the team's members. 

According to a letter released to parents and students via email, the player had experienced symptoms including a fever and a headache. 

In addition to alerting families of the result, the email also detailed the procedure moving forward. 

"During the quarantine, all practices and team activities are cancelled," Athletic Director Mike Ptacek said in a statement, "the district will also cancel the opening game that was scheduled for August 28th." 

Practices will be allowed to begin again on September 1, only for those who are symptom-free. 

"We recognize the disappointment of these cancellations, but we will continue to follow the instructions provided by the Ohio Department of Health in order to keep our students safe and healthy" Ptacek said, "We would like to remind our families that it is important to self-report symptoms and/or test results in an effort to keep everyone in our school community safe." 

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