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Two Foxcroft Academy student-athletes test positive for COVID-19

A middle school student at SeDoMoCha Middle School has also tested positive for coronavirus.
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Published: Aug. 13, 2020 at 1:59 PM EDT
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DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine (WABI) - TV5 has learned that three students in Dover-Foxcroft have tested positive for COVID-19.

One is a student at SeDoMoCha Middle School.

The other two are student-athletes at Foxcroft Academy.

Both of them had been participating in preseason athletic workouts before the school canceled them Tuesday.

RSU 68 Superintendent, Stacy Shorey, says the middle school student has not had contact with anyone at the school.

At Foxcroft Academy, Head of School Arnold Shorey tells TV5 the two student-athletes did not contract the virus at the school.

But he would not elaborate as to where they may have gotten it.

Shorey tells us safety measures have been put into place and that parents have been notified.

“Out of an abundance of caution, we canceled summer workouts on Tuesday after hearing rumors that student-athletes were exhibiting coronavirus symptoms. We were alerted on Wednesday that two of them tested positive. After consulting with medical professionals, we informed parents of students that would have come into contact with the infected student-athletes at the workouts.”

Arnold Shorey, Foxcroft Academy Head of School

They’re being asked to keep watch for symptoms and contact their child’s doctor for guidance.

A full statement from Shorey can be found here.

The Maine CDC is reporting two more COVID-19 cases in Piscataquis County today, for a total of three active cases.

During Thursday’s CDC briefing, Dr. Nirav Shah says they recommend that anyone who has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive should be tested, too.

However, that may not be the case for everyone.

”If an individual is not feeling any symptoms, some may opt to stay within quarantine and not get tested. We understand that. But, the best practice is for any individual that has been in close contact with a confirmed case to undergo and get tested.”

Dr, Nirav Shah, Head of Maine CDC

On Wednesday, the Piscataquis Regional YMCA said they’d be closed until Monday and all activities are cancelled in response to what they say is potential community exposure to the coronavirus.

YMCA leaders say their facility will undergo a deep cleaning as a precaution to protect members and the community.

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