Springfield high school sports paused as student-athlete tests positive for COVID

SPRINGFIELD – All athletic events involving Springfield area public high school sports teams have been postponed indefinitely due to a confirmed case of COVID-19 in one of their student-athletes.
The announcement was made Thursday on the City of Springfield’s website, notifying the public that all athletic events and practices for fall sports would be “paused” for two weeks.
The decision was made by the Springfield Public Schools in consultation with the state Department of Public Health, and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris, adhering to the public health and safety protocols put in place by the city’s Health and Human Services COVID-19 task force.
“This action is taken out of an abundance of caution to help mitigate the community spread of the Coronavirus as the City of Springfield is listed as a ‘red’/high risk community,” the website went on to say.
It is expected that the student-athlete and those who have had direct exposure were to be notified and instructed to self-quarantine for two weeks.
The St. Mary’s and Westfield Technical Academy golf teams were slated to take on teams such as Central and Sabis, but those matches are now postponed indefinitely.

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