Pelion High postpones 2 varsity football games after COVID-19 exposure

(WMC Action News 5)
Updated: Sep. 29, 2020 at 6:26 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - A COVID-19 exposure has forced the Pelion High varsity football team to postpone a pair of its games due to a positive exposure to COVID-19.

According to officials with Lexington School District One, the positive exposure has kept the team from playing or practicing.

According to the district, “any COVID-19 exposure results in the quarantining of direct exposure (close contact for more than 15 minutes within less than six feet) to an individual(s) that tested positive for COVID-19.”

The number of players or coaches associated with the team who were exposed was not released by the district.

Pelion was slated to play Silver Bluff on October 2 and Wade Hampton on October 9.

Officials said both of those games will be rescheduled.

This is the third Lexington One football program to have its schedule impacted by COVID-19 this month.

The decision to postpones the two varsity football games does not impact the school’s junior varsity or B-team programs.

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