More than 40 people will be required to quarantine after an individual with the football team tested positive for COVID-19.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh has announced that the Serra Catholic High School football program will be suspended for 14 days following a positive coronavirus test.

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According to the diocese, more than 40 student athletes and football staff will quarantine as a result of the positive test.

Serra Catholic High School will also be closed on Monday, October 12 and students will switch to remote learning for the day.

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“Our staff and school families have done an exceptional job with efforts to ensure the health and safety of everyone in our school community. I am proud that we have consistently exceeded the standard practices established by various health organizations, and that we are well prepared to handle a situation like this,” said Tim Chirdon, Serra Catholic High School principal.

The individual that tested positive has been following all health protocols and is only experiencing mild symptoms.

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The school has alerted those that were in close contact with the individual that they must quarantine.