MUSKOGEE, Okla. - With three total positive COVID-19 cases within the varsity football team over the last six days, Muskogee Public Schools has canceled its varsity football games versus Booker T. Washington on Friday, October 30, 2020, and its road contest at Ponca City on November 6, 2020.
“The number of student-athletes unable to participate in practice and competition due to direct contact during the academic day led to the unfortunate decision to cancel these two varsity football contests,” said Superintendent Dr. Jarod Mendenhall. “The health and safety of our students must be the priority.”
Students and staff who have been in direct contact with an individual who tested positive are notified by school administration. Direct contact means an individual was within six feet for 15 minutes or more of a person who tested positive for COVID-19.
Following Oklahoma State Department of Health protocols, the individuals who tested positive will be in self-isolation for 10 days from the date of the positive test or onset of symptoms. Other individuals who are identified as having direct contact with these individuals will need to quarantine for 14 days.
A decision regarding Muskogee’s participation in the OSSAA playoffs will be made at a later date.
Football activities for the eighth and ninth grade football teams will continue as scheduled at this time. Tickets purchased for Friday’s home contest versus Booker T. Washington will be refunded via the Muskogee Athletic Department. Individuals who have purchased tickets should contact the Muskogee Athletic Department at 918-684-3700 ext 1764.