STAMFORD, CT — School officials said members of the Westhill High School boys varsity soccer team have been asked to quarantine for two weeks after two players tested positive for the coronavirus, the Stamford Advocate reports. The school's principal told staff members the news in a letter Tuesday.
According to the Stamford Advocate, the letter said the entire varsity team would need to quarantine starting Wednesday, but that did not include any adult school staff members. The team had recently played two games against Stamford High School, and some students there were also told to quarantine. (To sign up for Stamford breaking news alerts and more, click here.)
In an email, district spokesperson Sharon Beadle said she was unable to confirm or share any specific information regarding the alleged cases or quarantine, citing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, and "other privacy rules" regarding positive coronavirus cases.
She also noted the district planned to post an updated number of new cases of the virus, also referred to as COVID-19, on their online COVID dashboard by the end of the day. The dashboard is updated every Thursday and includes the number of new confirmed positive cases, number of people in quarantine and cumulative number of schools impacted.
As of 3 p.m. Thursday, the dashboard indicates there have been six new confirmed positive cases of the virus in the past week, 41 people have been asked to quarantine (22% of staff and students) and three new schools have been impacted.
In total, there have been 22 total confirmed positive cases, 120 people in quarantine and 14 schools impacted, according to the dashboard.