Sep 05, 2020 10:58 PM

Creighton Prep football teams quarantined after player tests positive for COVID

Posted Sep 05, 2020 10:58 PM

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The varsity and junior varsity football teams at Omaha Creighton Prep are in a two-week quarantine after a player tested positive for the coronavirus.

Creighton Prep said through a notice to parents and later in a news release Saturday that all activities for the varsity and JV teams are suspended for now, the Omaha World-Herald reported.

The school said that all players on those squads and their coaches had enough contact with the player to require a self-quarantine. Freshman and reserve (sophomore) football teams, the school said, will not be affected.

The state's online tracker shows that 35,661 have tested positive for the virus and 404 have died from it. The 7-day rolling average of the positivity rate in Nebraska has risen over the past two weeks from 8.64% on Aug. 21 to 11.18% on Friday, according to data from The COVID Tracking Project.