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Nine Hazard football players, one assistant coach test positive for COVID-19

Another Kentucky school has shut down athletic workouts following positive COVID-19 tests. Hazard Independent High School has suspended workouts for two weeks, as nine football players and one assistant coach have tested positive for the coronavirus since Tuesday, according to a report by the Herald Leader.

Scott Lockard, director of the Kentucky River District Health Department in Hazard, believes the “commonality” of the positive tests can be linked to the school’s weight room. As of Saturday, all 10 people are quarantined in their homes.

The school district shared the following message on Facebook:

Across the state, a handful of school districts have hit the pause button on workouts following positive test results or exposure. Russell Independent School District, Clay County Public Schools and Phelps High School in Pike County have each temporarily suspended their workouts.

Meanwhile, the KHSAA still believes there will be high school athletics in the Bluegrass this fall. Commissioner Julian Tackett recently outlined a general plan that delayed the start of fall sports until at least August 3.

“We’re playing this fall,” Tackett said. “We’re going to participate in athletics and activities this fall. We don’t know what it’s going to look like, but we’re going to.”

Final decisions on how high school sports will proceed from here are expected to be determined by the KHSAA at its next meeting, scheduled for July 28.

[Herald Leader]

Article written by Maggie Davis

I love sports, podcasts, long walks on the beach and Twitter (@MaggieDavisKSR)

11 Comments for Nine Hazard football players, one assistant coach test positive for COVID-19

  1. satcheluk
    12:10 pm July 12, 2020 Permalink

    The chance may be relatively low, but the risk is high and it’s real. Just ask this guy:

    • Bluehender
      12:32 pm July 12, 2020 Permalink

      Fake news, liberal hoax, and msm bs comments start on 3..2..1..

    • bigblue98
      2:21 pm July 12, 2020 Permalink

      Funny – you posted this almost two hours ago and haven’t gotten a comment. Guess nothing can be said when it links to Fox News, or maybe now they’ll start claiming Fox News is now fake. President is now wearing a mask in public where they have to see. The sky is falling.

  2. Hot Stuff Eddie Gilbert
    12:48 pm July 12, 2020 Permalink

    Bo and Luke Duke were stars at Hazard High back in the day.

  3. The Blurr
    2:37 pm July 12, 2020 Permalink

    No need to worry. It is just an isolated incidence. The cases will soon be down to zero. One day soon, the virus will magically disappear.

  4. lizard king
    7:03 pm July 12, 2020 Permalink

    If the liberals win in November God forbid then the virus will disappear and be called a Trump hoax and then chaos will ensue after cops are all fired and prisons empty their cells and border walls taken down.

    • Bluehender
      8:02 pm July 12, 2020 Permalink

      Mitch? Is that you?…

    • Bluehender
      8:09 pm July 12, 2020 Permalink

      You forgot to say that everyone’s 401k is going to tank, abortion will run rampant, and the borders will be overrun. All the things Republicans say to try to scare you into voting for them

    • Bluehender
      8:11 pm July 12, 2020 Permalink

      Oops my bad did say border walls would be taken down…

    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      8:36 am July 13, 2020 Permalink

      Someone needs to tell him a tortoise is a reptile not a lizard. All lizard are reptiles not the other way around.

  5. lizard king
    7:03 pm July 12, 2020 Permalink

    Also saw where Harlan Co had a lot more cases

    Prayers for those kids and families from hazard and hope they all recover