Updated: Denmark suspends football workouts after positive COVID case


Denmark High in Forsyth County is shutting down summer football workouts because a player has tested positive for the coronavirus, Denmark athletic director Jamie Corr confirmed Friday afternoon.

“The only thing I can tell you is that Denmark football has had a player test positive and is scheduled to return to practice July 27,” Corr said.

Corr said that only football was affected. He declined further comment.

Denmark, which is scheduled to open its season against Tucker on Aug. 20 in the Corky Kell Classic, is one of several schools that have suspended workouts because of positive COVID tests.

Also on Friday, Crisp County suspended summer workouts indefinitely because of a positive test from a player, according to the Cordele Dispatch.

Earlier this week, Houston County High announced its summer conditioning was on hold until July 20 because of the positive test of an employee. Other schools that have suspended and restarted summer work over COVID cases are Mary Persons, Brunswick, Glynn Academy, Effingham County and Long County.

In Fulton County, Milton football coach Adam Clack acknowledged that he had tested positive for the prior week. Fulton County allowed workouts to continue with Clack in quarantine.

Cobb and Gwinnett counties also have had schools report positive tests but not interrupt the workouts.

The only GHSA member that has canceled its football season over COVID concerns is Riverside Military Academy, a private boarding school in Gainesville.

July 27 represents the first day that the GHSA allows mandatory football practices. All current workouts are voluntary for schools and players.

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