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OTO hockey program in quarantine after COVID-19 exposure

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OLD TOWN, Maine — The Old Town-Orono hockey team will quarantine until next week after a player tested positive for COVID-19 recently. 

The player participated in a game against Presque Isle High School on Feb. 6, according to SAD 1 Superintendent Ben Greenlaw. A total of 17 students and two staff members of the Aroostook County school who came in close contact with the individual will isolate for 10 days, Greenlaw said on Monday. 

RSU 34 Superintendent David Walker notified the community earlier this week about the exposure. Walker’s message didn’t specify which of the high school’s programs the exposure occurred in — only referring to it as an “extracurricular activity.”

Members of the hockey program will quarantine until Feb. 17, Old Town High School Athletic Director Jeremy Bousquet said. Bousquet did not answer a question about whether any other players have tested positive for COVID-19 since the game. 

Walker said all close contacts were notified of the exposure and advised about next steps regarding isolation and testing. 

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