PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A number of Montgomery County sports teams have been quarantined because of COVID-19. The potential outbreaks in youth sports leagues were identified through contact tracing.
Montgomery County health officials say sports teams are currently quarantined because some players tested positive for the coronavirus, including baseball, football, soccer, lacrosse, basketball and field hockey. It’s unclear at this point how many athletes or families are impacted.
Health officials say COVID-19 has been spreading in sports teams. The issue is with players who are asymptomatic during the game and then develop symptoms later.
“Because social distancing couldn’t be maintained, entire teams have now been quarantined for 14 days,” Montgomery County Commissioners Chairwoman Dr. Valerie Arkoosh said.
Controlling the spread of COVID-19 depends on the kind of contact tracing happening now in Montgomery County.
Here’s how it works. People who test positive are asked to…