Moore High School Suspends Football Practice After Player Test Positive For COVID-19

Monday, July 27th 2020, 6:31 am
By: Caleb Califano

MOORE, Okla. -

In a letter to parents, Moore High School says all high school football workouts will be suspended for a week due to a player testing positive for COVID-19.

MHS originally planned to have two practices this week for both Varsity and 9th Grade football players. Officials says those will be made up now on the first week of August.

The district announced last Friday a player with COVID-19 may have exposed other players during practice.

Moore Public Schools says following CDC guidelines, all varsity football athletes are either under quarantine for 10 days, or must provide a negative test result before returning to the facilities. 

However, the letter to parents does say that even with a negative test, athletes still need to stay home until 72 hours after their test results.

Moore High School Football Coach Brad Hill saying in a statement to parents. "Thank you for your patience and understanding as we safeguard the health of our athletes, coaches and families as best as possible.”

Moore High school says players will not have to provide a COVID-19 test once they return to practice next Monday because it will be outside of the 10 day quarantine protocol.