Pulaski County students quarantined, athletic conditioning canceled after possible COVID-19 exposure

Coronavirus

PULASKI COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — After numerous student athletes were possibly exposed to a person who tested positive for COVID-19, Pulaski County Public Schools announced that students have been instructed to quarantine and after-school conditioning and training has been canceled for the week.

Pulaski County Public Schools recently shared the following statement on the school district’s website:

Pulaski County Public Schools has received a report that a number of student athletes participated in an event over the weekend where they may have been exposed to a person who has received a positive Covid test.

It could not be confirmed that all involved practiced the required mitigation strategies of physical distancing and wearing a mask.

We have consulted with the New River Health District and determined that all students, who were present at this event, will need to quarantine for 14 days. The decision to quarantine is a precautionary measure as it is believed that the risk of transmission at this event was very low.

Pulaski County Public Schools has also cancelled all after school conditioning and training this week for student athletes. This time will be use to sanitize the indoor practice areas and train coaches on the most up to date mitigation standards and practices.

Pulaski County Public Schools

Latest Stories

Get breaking news, weather, and sports delivered to your smartphone with the WFXR News app available on Apple and Android.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

News tips

Do you have a news tip or breaking news to share with WFXR?  Submit your tip here.

Latest News

More News

News Tip Form

Restaurant Service Guide