Owensboro Public Schools canceled its girls’ varsity soccer game against Owensboro Catholic High School, which was scheduled for Tuesday night, due to players on the team being in contact with someone who later tested positive for the coronavirus.
OHS played Saturday against Warren East High School. Following the game, a player on Warren East’s team began feeling ill and later tested positive for COVID-19.
Following the positive test, the health department contacted OPS officials and said that any team member who played in that game is required to quarantine for 14 days, according to OPS Spokesman Jared Revlett.
Revlett said that no members of the OPS team are currently ill or feeling bad, and that coaches are not required to quarantine.
“They will be out through next Saturday (Sept. 26),” Revlett said.
As of Tuesday afternoon, it was unclear if the team would have to postpone all of its remaining games for the next two weeks, or if the team can continue to play if it can fill out a roster without the 11 girls required to quarantine, Revlett said.
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