RBHS boys cross country gets all clear to resume

Team member who displayed COVID symptoms tests negative

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By Bob Skolnik

Contributing Reporter

The nearly weeklong quarantine for members of the boys cross-country team at Riverside-Brookfield High School has ended as the member of the team who reported symptoms tested negative for the presence of the novel coronavirus.

RBHS Principal Hector Freytas and Assistant Principal for Athletics Brendan Curtin shared the good news with families the evening of Aug. 24.

"Great news," Freytas and Curtin wrote in an email sent to families. "Our student-athlete has tested negative for COVID-19 twice and we couldn't be happier. Our students' safety and health continues to be our No. 1 priority."

On Aug. 18, the school administration received word that a member of the boys cross-country team had reported two or more symptoms of COVID-19. Symptoms include cough, fever, shortness of breath, muscle aches, severe headache, extreme fatigue, loss of the sense of smell, and loss of the sense of taste. 

Members of the team were then instructed to quarantine for two weeks or until the results of the COVID-19 test came back negative.

Now that the test has been confirmed as negative, the boys team can again have group practices, which resumed on Aug. 25. 

Boys cross country is one of the six fall sports that the Illinois High School Association is allowing to compete this fall, along with girls cross country, boys and girls golf, girls tennis, and girls swimming.

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