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Findlay varsity football suspended after 2 positive COVID-19 cases; 109 students quarantined




FINDLAY, Ohio — Findlay High School’s varsity football season has been suspended temporarily after two student-athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 and over 100 students have been ordered to quarantine.

According to the Findlay City Schools COVID-19 dashboard, two students at Findlay High School are confirmed to have tested positive, and 109 students have been quarantined as of Wednesday evening.

Findlay City Schools has been working with Hancock Public Health to determine contact tracing for the students who tested positive.

As a result, health officials concluded that the entire volleyball program, grades 9-12, are to quarantine for 14 days. All practices are canceled and the next match will be on Tuesday, September 29 against Defiance.

The varsity football program practices and games have been suspended through Friday, September 25 and will be allowed to resume the day after.

Findlay’s freshman football team was determined not to be in close contact with anyone who tested positive and will be allowed to continue practicing.

The school district says it recognizes the disappointment in the cancellations, but it’s important to follow the instructions provided by Hancock Public Health to keep students safe and healthy.

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