NEW PALESTINE, Ind. — Ahead of the start of the 2020-2021 school year, school officials for New Palestine High School confirm that a football player tested positive for COVID-19.
All football players and their families were notified of the positive case on Friday.
The school says the administrative team and athletic department worked quickly in conjunction with the Hancock County Health Department to identify the positive case and any close contacts.
"Those individuals have been quarantined for a period of 14 days per Indiana State Department of Health guidelines," Wes Anderson, community relations director for the district, said.
The team was scheduled to hold its final optional summer practice on Friday afternoon and that practice was canceled as a precaution.
School will begin as scheduled on Monday.