The Cubs road trip to Idalou was stalled before it even began. A player on the Cubs Varsity football team, who had not been to practice or school this week, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19.
BISD Superintendent Chris Smith sent out a message via social media late Tuesday evening:
“BISD was notified today that one varsity football player tested positive for COVID. BISD has already notified the parents of those that may have been impacted.The student that tested positive has not been at school since last week and no other close contacts were identified.Unfortunately, Friday’s game with Idalou has been cancelled as a result of quarantine protocols within the football team.”
Smith also posted the criteria, as established by the South Plains Public Health Department and the CDC for identifying close contact.
Smith told TownTalk Radio, “We have been preparing for this situation and eventuality for a while now. We are being cautious in dealing with this situation, but we are thankful that our protocols have allowed us to minimize close contact exposures, and to continue to compete. We have been working with the SPPHD to develop a best practice protocol for our district and so far, we are please with the results. We will continue to monitor and adjust what we do to best protect our students and the community.”
Smith also reported that the Junior Varsity game scheduled for Thursday evening is still scheduled. The BMS games vs Idalou had already been cancelled due to a positive test for COVID on the Idalou Middle School team.
BISD has a plan to immediately notify parents of possibly affected students quickly. If you were not notified of an exposure by BISD, then it was determined that your child did not fall under the “Close Contact” protocol.