Johnson County football player tests positive for COVID-19

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WRIGHTSVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Johnson County High School football workouts are suspended through Tuesday, August 18 after a player tested positive for COVID-19.

That’s according to a letter from Superintendent Eddie Morris, which said the player was last on campus Monday, August 3.

“We have notified the South Central Health District and our local Health Department,” Morris wrote. “We are asking that all football players and coaches remain quarantined until this date.”

Johnson County had 248 cumulative reported COVID-19 cases and 1 COVID-19 related deaths as of the Georgia Department of Public Health’s 3 p.m. update on Tuesday, August 11.

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(478) 745-4141 ext. 310 Tucker Sargent joined the 41NBC news team in April 2012. He hails from "The Great State of Alabama," as he calls it, but you won't catch him saying "Roll Tide!" Tucker grew up near Auburn, before moving to north Alabama. He graduated from Danville High School in 2007 and loves to return to the Tennessee Valley any chance he gets. He moved back south to Troy, Alabama after high school, where he graduated from Troy University in 2011 with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism. He interned in Huntsville at WAAY-TV before joining 41NBC. His passion is sports, and his favorite teams are the Auburn Tigers and Troy Trojans. On the weekends you can catch Tucker watching college football on Saturdays and NASCAR on Sundays! He's proud to call middle Georgia home for now and could always use a story idea from you, so don't hesitate to get in touch with him!