Collins High football team to miss 2 games because of COVID quarantine

Collins High football team to miss 2 games because of COVID quarantine
Collins High School (Source: WDAM)

COLLINS, Miss. (WDAM) - The Collins High School football team is on a two-week quarantine for possible exposure to the coronavirus.

Most of the team members were quarantined after a player for Magee High School, a team Collins faced last Friday night, tested positive for the virus.

Covington County School District Superintendent Babette Duty said the team had to cancel this Friday’s first home game against Mendenhall and next Thursday’s game against Taylorsville.

Duty said high school teams at Seminary and Mount Olive will play home games as scheduled this Friday. Both of those teams missed their scheduled Sept. 4 opening games because they were on quarantine for the coronavirus.

The Magee High School football team is also on quarantine and will miss its next two games against Natchez and Mendenhall.

Meanwhile, Duty said the entire Seminary High School Band is also beginning a two-week quarantine, because one of its members tested positive for the virus.

She says about 50 other students throughout the county are also on quarantine after a few students at different schools tested positive for the virus.

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