Area schools continue to respond to the threat of Covid 19. The Cannon County Lions will have to wait at least one more week before the start of the 2020 season. White County school officials informed Cannon County officials that they will forfeit their game scheduled with the Lions for this week. According to reports, a player or players on the Warriors team has been exposed to COVID -19.
Now the first game for Matt Daniel’s Lions will be a road trip to Warren County, August 28th.
Coach Daniel said the forfeit is a disappointment for the team. Director of Schools William Curtis reported that there is a chance the White County contest could be reschedule later in the season.
Parents of students in Cannon County Schools are reminded that masks are required on the bus trip to schools each morning.
Around the area…
In Rutherford County, Smyrna Elementary had 53 students and 8 teachers who needed to quarantine after showing symptoms or being exposed to the virus, according to a release from the school system Tuesday.
Christiana Middle School is also shut down, transitioning students to distance-learning online for the rest of the week.
In Coffee County, two schools shut down after registration day, primarily due to staff having to quarantine. The district had to rearrange teachers in order to staff classrooms.
Following state guidelines, schools must mandate students and staff exposed to potential positive cases to quarantine for 14 days. Contact tracing must be conducted and parents notified immediately.