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Ryan High football team quarantine ends Friday, Oct. 16

On Monday, Oct. 12 representatives from Denton ISD met with representatives from Denton County Health Services to review contract tracing information and potential spread from five lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases related to the Ryan High School Football Program. 


After review,  it was determined that the 14-day quarantine will expire as of Friday, Oct. 16 at the end of the school day or 4 p.m. Students and staff will return to campus on Monday, Oct. 19.


“Denton County Public Health applauds the efforts of Denton ISD—administrators, teachers, staff and students as they all respond to isolation and quarantine efforts across campuses. We appreciate their collective cooperation and leadership as we all navigate the school year together. Denton ISD has been a great partner and it has protected staff and students with prudent decisions while following public health recommendations—this is hard, but they’ve done a great job,” said Dr. Matt Richardson, director of Denton County Public Health.


Out of an abundance of caution, the Ryan High School Football Program, including members of the Freshman, Junior Varsity and Varsity players and coaching staff, were quarantined beginning Tuesday, Oct. 6 with a potential exposure that was believed to be during the previous weekend. 


During the time of quarantine, Ryan High School administrators completed extensive contact tracing, including personal outreach. As of Tuesday, Oct. 13, 18 individuals will remain in quarantine or in isolation since it was determined they had close contact with individuals who tested positive during the quarantine period.