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OHS Student Athlete Tests Positive for COVID-19

A member of the Oakwood High School girls’ tennis team has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last at school and participated in a match Tuesday, Aug. 25.

The individual was notified of the positive test result Aug. 28. After conducting an investigation with the assistance of Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County, another member of the girls’ tennis team who the individual came in “close contact” with was notified and will self-quarantine and monitor for symptoms for 14 days.  The CDC defines “close contact” as being within six feet for fifteen or more minutes.  

Students who were in class with the individual Monday, Aug. 24 and Tuesday, Aug. 25 have been notified of their general exposure to the individual.  It is recommended these individuals monitor their symptoms and be alert for symptoms of COVID-19.

“Our accurate records made it possible to notify those who had contact with the student in a timely manner.  We will continue to work with our families and public health officials to try to reduce the risk to our students and staff.  We encourage everyone to be vigilant to prevent the spread of the virus and hope for a speedy recovery for our student,” Oakwood Schools Superintendent Dr. Kyle Ramey said.

Anyone who has been in “close contact” with the individual who tested positive, who experiences no COVID-19 symptoms can resume regular activities following the 14-day quarantine. The return date to school is Tuesday, Sept. 9.

 

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