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Herriman High Football Program Told To Quarantine After Positive COVID-19 Case

FILE: Herriman High School.

HERRIMAN, Utah – Officials with the Salt Lake County Health Department said those who took part in Herriman High School football practices or conditioning sessions need to be quarantined after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

“After investigating the circumstances, we have determined that it is necessary to quarantine all practice/conditioning staff and participants through July 7, 2020,” officials said. “If you/your child develops any of the following symptoms, contact your healthcare provider or find a COVID-19 testing site near you. Please stay at home and wait for further instruction from your healthcare provider or testing site. Remain isolated while waiting for your test results.”

Listed symptoms included

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

The letter from the Salt Lake County Health Department was issued Monday.

Jordan School District board member Darrell Robinson posted about the positive coronavirus case on Facebook, adding the health department will send its mobile testing unit to Herriman High on Wednesday at 2 p.m.

“The mobile testing lab will be available for anyone who participated in practices or conditioning last week. Students who would like to be tested must have a signed consent to test form and a signed consent for release of information form to participate.”


Coronavirus Resources

How Do I Prevent It?

The CDC has some simple recommendations, most of which are the same for preventing other respiratory illnesses or the flu:

  • Avoid close contact with people who may be sick
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. Always wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

How To Get Help

If you’re worried you may have COVID-19, you can contact the Utah Coronavirus Information Line at 1-800-456-7707 to speak to trained healthcare professionals. You can also use telehealth services through your healthcare providers.

Additional Resources

If you see evidence of PRICE GOUGING, the Utah Attorney General’s Office wants you to report it. Common items in question include toilet paper, water, hand sanitizer, certain household cleaners, and even cold medicine and baby formula. Authorities are asking anyone who sees price gouging to report it to the Utah Division of Consumer Protection at 801-530-6601 or 800-721-7233. The division can also be reached by email at consumerprotection@utah.gov.

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