Football game canceled due to COVID case

UHS football game canceled due to confirmed COVID case
Posted on 10/13/2020
This is the image for the news article titled UHS football game canceled due to confirmed COVID caseThe Uintah School District is saddened to announce that Wednesday night's varsity home football game has been canceled due to a positive case of COVID-19 at Uintah High School.

The cancellation is necessary because the majority of the school's varsity football players and coaches had close, prolonged contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19. The contact took place during an indoor team meeting on Monday where masks were not worn.

Contact tracing has begun with the assistance of TriCounty Health Department to determine which students and staff need to be quarantined.

Tuesday's freshman/sophomore game at Stansbury High School has also been canceled as a precaution. Uintah High's team had not yet reached Stansbury when this decision was made and is returning to Vernal.

“TriCounty Health Department appreciates its partners in education and their continued efforts to take measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 while still offering and preserving a healthy in-person learning environment,” TriCounty Health Officer Jordan Mathis said. “Especially when it means that they have to make tough decisions like the Uintah School District made today. This decision is supported and rooted in sound public health practice.”

Wednesday night's varsity football game against Stansbury will not be rescheduled.
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