Francis Howell Central sidelines 3 sports activities amid COVID-19
“we couldn’t decide any connections aside from younger folks dwelling in the neighborhood, after which truly coming to high school. Our optimistic numbers are very low”
ST CHARLES, Mo. — This week Francis Howell Central Excessive College introduced that each one three women volleyball groups and the varsity softball staff have postponed video games till subsequent week because of COVID-19 publicity.
Francis Howell Central principal Dr. Sonny Arnel mentioned the varsity volleyball and softball groups have been required to quarantine because of at the very least one optimistic COVID-19 case on every roster.
“Just one within the volleyball program,” Arnel mentioned. “I believe there have been a number of inside our soccer program at totally different instances all unconnected. After which I believe there have been two in softball, however they weren’t related both.”
Arnel mentioned there is no such thing as a proof that the virus was unfold at a follow or sport between gamers and coaches within the volleyball, softball, or soccer applications.
“We frolicked yesterday with Ken Roumpos, our COVID knowledgeable for our district,” Arnel mentioned. “And we reviewed all of these conditions, and we couldn’t decide any connections aside from younger folks dwelling in the neighborhood, after which truly coming to high school. Our optimistic numbers are very low.”
Arnel mentioned the whole varsity volleyball, softball, and soccer groups had been required to self-quarantine based mostly on suggestions from the St. Charles County Division of Well being. The division is working with all excessive faculties, like Howell Central, to contact hint when notified of a optimistic case.
“We inform them when we now have a optimistic case,” Arnel mentioned.” We contact hint based mostly on the protocols that they work with our district to create. After which we give them an inventory of names that meet these necessities. After which they take it from there to work with these households.”
All volleyball groups will resume play on Oct. 8. The varsity softball staff will resume play after the quarantine interval ends on Oct. 5.
Arnel added that there is no such thing as a assure that the varsity soccer staff will be capable to return to the sphere on Oct. 9, though the staff quarantine interval will finish on Oct. 2.
On Thursday, Lutheran St. Charles Excessive College additionally introduced that it suspended competitors for its varsity women’ volleyball and soccer applications via Oct. 14 as a precautionary measure after two college students on the faculty examined optimistic for COVID-19 this week.