Update! The mother of the athlete who tested positive has reached out to the Times with the following statement, “the athletes mother wanted to clarify that her son was not exposed to Covid-19 at football practice. It happened during the dead period and that the football program has been doing a phenomenal job of trying to keep our kids healthy and safe. As soon as I notified them he had been exposed to a positive person they cancelled Thursday practice!”

The COVID 19 pandemic now has made its presence felt in Campbell County Schools and more specifically Cougar athletics.

According to a statement by Director of School Jennifer Fields, “We have a football player at CCHS that has tested positive for COVID 19. All football, basketball, and cheerleading practices have been suspended for the recommended 14 day period, cancelling five practices during the time as a precaution. All parents have been contacted and the positive athlete will not be able to return until cleared by a doctor. Coaches who have been in contact with the athlete will follow the same procedures as the athlete who tested positive. They must remain temperature free and symptom free for 72 hours once practice resumes.”

Basketball tryouts have also been rescheduled for July 27, 28 and 30th. Freshmen and Sophomores tryouts will be from 4 pm-5:15 PM and juniors and seniors will be trying out between 5:30-6:45 PM. Players trying out must have a physical and a COVID-19 release form signed