Schools across the country are trying to restart athletics in hopes classes will be in session this fall, but at least two school districts in Kentucky are hitting the pause button amid the pandemic.
Last week, the Clay County school system suspended all sports activities for two weeks upon the recommendation of the health department and yesterday, Russell Independent Schools halted practice for two teams after a student tested positive for the coronavirus. Here’s the email Russell Independent Superintendent Dr. M. Sean Horne sent to students and parents:
Clay County High School Athletic Director Tommy Nicholson told the Manchester Enterprise that the move to suspend activities was a precautionary one, and that he doesn’t believe any students or coaches have tested positive.
“After that time, they (health department) will reassess the situation,” Nicholson said. “As of now, all activities are shut down for a minimum of 14 days and after that time the health department will see if new positive COVID-19 cases have increased, stabilized or decreased.”