FISHERS, Ind.–A Fishers High School football player has tested positive for coronavirus.
In a statement, the Hamilton Southeastern Schools district said it couldn’t share specific details about the student or the exposure but advised families to monitor their student-athletes for any signs or symptoms of the coronavirus.
‘Following the IHSAA guidelines, the team has been practicing in small training groups. Those that practiced in the shared group with the exposure are working with Fishers Health Department on next steps for possible testing/quarantining,” said, Emily Abbot, director of school and community relations.
The team had been practicing in “small training groups”, which is recommended by the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) during the pandemic.
Both the infected player and other players in the student’s training group will be in quarantine for two weeks. They will not be able to attend practices or workouts during that time. The other players in that group that have been near the player have also been encouraged to get tested.
Sabrina Hervas lives in Fishers and she is concerned about the district’s handling of the situation.
“Test the rest of the team as well,” said Hervas to WISH-TV. “[Some] professional sports haven’t even started. So should we be starting [local high school sports]? I personally don’t think so.”
Amy Martin, whose daughter attends Fishers High School, was less concerned and said she felt the district’s response was appropriate.
“I think that kids are going to be tested more frequently than maybe they had in the past. So it doesn’t surprise me [that a student tested positive for COVID-19],” Martin said to WISH-TV.
All football workouts and practices in Fishers have been canceled for the rest of the week, but they are supposed to resume next week.
WISH-TV’s Julia Deng contributed to this story