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QND works with health officials following positive COVID-19 tests for players

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QUINCY (WGEM) — It was a busy day for Quincy Notre Dame Athletic Director Bill Connell. Just 24 hours after suspending the Summer off-season conditioning program on the QND campus for the Raiders football team, Connell took timeout Monday night to offer a clearer picture of the situation that's transpiring after two Raider football players tested positive for COVID-19.

Connell indicated he has been working with officials at the Adams County Health Depart since 9 a.m. trying to make sure everything is being handled correctly at the school.

Illinois High School Association officials were also contacted at 9:30 a.m. Monday even though it wasn't required that they be contacted about the positive COVID-19 test results.

16 QND players and two coaches are working with health department officials after it was determined that they had direct contact with the two players who tested positive and are now isolated at their homes in Quincy, according to Connell.

The weight room at Quincy Notre Dame was also cleaned extensively on Friday, and again, earlier Monday.

Connell expects to receive some official word from the Adams County Health Department on Wednesday afternoon in regards to a "next step" plan of action.

Because of privacy laws, Connell is very limited in regards to information he can release at this time, and the same is true for officials at the Adams County Health Department.

Tony Cornish Jr.

Tony is the Sports Director for WGEM News.

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