Carrollton City Schools officials say five Carrollton High School football players have been quarantined after testing positive for covid-19.
They say the student athletes were exposed to the virus during the Georgia High School Association-sanctioned dead week that ran from June 28 to July 4.
Officials say that the students began to exhibit symptoms of covid-19 during their off week and all tested positive. The students have not returned to practice since the symptoms first appeared.
One of the players younger siblings, who also plays football, has been quarantined and has seen shown symptoms. As a precaution, all students who were in close contact with him are also quarantined.