HCHS football game canceled after opposing team from Friday has positive COVID-19 case

HCHS football game canceled after opposing team from Friday has positive COVID-19 case

HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) - Henderson County Schools say they will have more information to share Tuesday after learning a member of the Central Hardin County Football team tested positive for COVID-19.

That’s the team that played against Henderson Friday night.

They sent the following statement:

Henderson County High School’s football team recently played a home game against Hardin County on Friday, September 18th, and we received notification that a member of the Hardin County High School’s football team has tested positive for COVID-19. We are working with our health department for contact tracing and we will have more information to share this afternoon.

“Our players, coaches, and staff have done an excellent job of following safety guidelines and protocols. We will be quarantining players considered close contact as a safety precaution and ask all of our players to self-monitor and continue following all safety protocols. This is an unfortunate, yet temporary situation and we wish the player from Hardin County a quick and healthy recovery. We appreciate the partnership and assistance from the Green River District Health Department” noted Bob Lawson, Transitional District Director for Henderson County Schools.

The next HCHS football game scheduled for September 25 at Madisonville North Hopkins has been canceled out of an abundance of caution.

Hardin County School officials say the coaches and team are now in quarantine.

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