Lebanon City Schools suspend football program due to positive coronavirus cases

Updated: Aug. 10, 2020 at 10:44 AM EDT
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LEBANON, Ohio (FOX19) - Lebanon City Schools have suspended their 7-12 football program after a player and coach tested positive for COVID-19, according to Superintendent Todd Yohey.

Yohey said contact tracing started on Saturday and by the time they finished that they couldn’t have practices because of the number of coaches in quarantine.

“We initiated contact tracing right away,” Yohey said. “When that contact tracing was completed this morning we discovered that we had several coaches that were quarantining due to being exposed.”

Coaches and players in quarantine will have to meet some health requirements in order for the team to be back in the locker room and ultimately on the gridiron.

“Coaches and players, who are quarantined or isolated, will need to meet the CDC and our local Warren County Health District criteria for return,” Yohey explained.

Yohey did say the team is expected to resume practice before the first football game scheduled for Aug. 28.

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