Creighton Prep football player tests positive for COVID-19, team quarantined

Posted at 5:19 PM, Sep 05, 2020

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Players and coaches of Creighton Prep's varsity and JV football teams will self-quarantine for two weeks after a varsity athlete tested positive for COVID-19, according to the school.

Creighton Prep learned of the positive case on Saturday and contacted the Douglas County Health Department, who worked with the school to start contact tracing protocols.

A statement from Creighton Prep says that the school immediately suspended all activities for the varsity and JV football programs after an investigation determined all members of the teams and their coaches had sufficient contact with the COVID-19 positive student athlete.

Due to players and coaches quarantining, the varsity football game against Bellevue West scheduled for Sept. 10 and the JV football game against Millard North on Sept. 12 have been canceled.

The school says the freshman and reserve programs are unaffected and their activities will continue as scheduled.

Director of Creighton Prep Athletics Dr. Dan Schinzel says the school's primary goal is to create a safe environment for student athletes and expressed gratitude to the Douglas County Health Department and Creighton Prep's school nurse for their investigation.

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