Cheer-leading and Volleyball teams quarantined
October 8, 2020
On September 30th, a case of COVID-19 was discovered among students and the course of action the school took for the safety of the students was to quarantine the entire JV volleyball, varsity volleyball, and cheerleading teams for 10 days.
The anonymous student became ill one day at school and they were sent to the nurse to be checked out. Within a day, the student was tested and the results came back positive for the coronavirus.
“They will be quarantined for 10 days exactly to make sure if they caught the virus they can show symptoms so we can be certain, or if they didn’t they can come back,” High School Principal Tiffany Merriwether said.
The students that were sent home had been in close contact with the anonymous student.
“Close contact is when the person that tested positive is within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes with both parties not wearing masks so anyone who met that criteria that he/she interacted with on a team or in sports or if he/she ate lunch or breakfast with anyone then those students were contacted,” Merriwether said.
As for the safety of other students, the staff is confident in the fact that they contained this outbreak and that it is still safe to come to school.
“We traced any contact and all contacts that that student would have had with anyone without a mask on and those students were notified,” Merriwether said.
As for the female players and cheerleaders, it is unsure of their opinion of the matter but it is certain that they were very disappointed.
“They were very discouraged about having to go home, but I don’t know if that’s been causing problems with their work,” Merriwether said.