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Breathitt Middle School Football Suspended Due to Possible COVID Exposure

JACKSON – October 18, 2020 – BRENDON MILLER

Breathitt Middle School Football has been suspended due to possibly being exposed to COVID in its game against Johnson Central on Thursday, October 15th. Breathitt was notified this morning of the possible exposure as a Johnson Central player had tested positive. In a meeting this afternoon, it was decided by school administrators that the Middle School players (and only the players) would have to be quarantined for 14 days.

It is important to note that no Breathitt player has exhibited symptoms or tested positive. Also this does not affect the High School team.

Breathitt Middle had games with Paris on Tuesday and Perry on Thursday this week, which will not be played. Breathitt Middle is scheduled to play Pineville on Saturday, October 31st in the first round of the Kentucky Middle School Playoffs. Hopefully, the Bobcats will be able to compete in the playoffs and play that game.

At this time the Middle School Bobcats are 5-0 on the season.

Breathitt County Schools has issued the following release:

Breathitt Middle School Football Team

(October 18, 2020) –  Attention Students, Parents/Caregivers, and Community Members:

The Breathitt Middle School Football team played Johnson Central on Thursday, October 15, 2020.  The Breathitt County Health Department has confirmed that one of Johnson Central’s players has tested positive for COVID-19.  After discussion with the health department and school officials, the middle school football team has been placed under quarantine.  This decision, though difficult, is necessary in order to continue to put the health and safety of our students first.  

All relevant information has been provided to the health department to assist in the contact tracing process.  Please be aware the Breathitt County Health Department and Breathitt County Schools will contact student athletes and parents.

Also, we would like to remind everyone to practice social distancing and to wear a mask in public.  We also ask that everyone continues to be understanding during this pandemic.  Over the next few weeks, we may be forced to make additional decisions regarding school and extracurricular activities.  Please remember that any decisions made must put the safety of our students first.  We appreciate your continued support and cooperation.

Thank you,

Phillip Watts

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