LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A football player at Spring Valley High School has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a letter sent to parents on Thursday from the head football coach.
Marcus Teal, the head football coach at Spring Valley HS, wrote in the letter that the school's administration staff was notified of the positive case by the Southern Nevada Health District.
Coach Teal's letter says the COVID-19 positive student-athlete was last at practice with other athletes on July 9. And health officials told the school that its football program would need to quarantine for 14 days as a result of the positive test.
In order to comply with CDC guidelines, all practices will be shut down until July 25 at 8 a.m.
As of Thursday, the coaching staff said it was seven days since the athlete was on campus. But they did recommend other student-athletes to get tested for COVID-19 if they decided to do so or were experiencing any symptoms.
Coach Teal said summer workouts are scheduled to return on July 25 with mandatory practices and tryouts scheduled to begin on July 30, but dates are subject to change from the NIAA and Clark County School District.
See the entire letter here.