At present Walla Walla Public Colleges officers realized that one in every of its varsity soccer gamers examined optimistic for COVID on account of off-site, family-related publicity. In session with Walla Walla Well being Division officers and the Hanford Excessive College Athletic Division, the varsity soccer recreation scheduled for Tuesday night time is cancelled to make sure the security of all members.
“Soccer is deemed a close-contact/excessive danger sport by WIAA and the WaDOH,” stated District Athletic Director Dirk Hansen. “Whereas the soccer program integrated all really helpful security protocols, based mostly on the state’s classification for this sport, it necessitates the occasion be cancelled on account of strict security laws.”
Out of an abundance of warning, the district can be proactively COVID testing all soccer gamers this week to make sure the security of all concerned as a part of the district’s new functionality for on-site testing. The mother and father of student-athletes have been contacted concerning testing protocols and procedures.
“Sadly, this recreation won’t be rescheduled because of the WIAA shortened season schedule and follow limitations,” stated Hansen. “We really feel horrible for our student-athletes, households and coaches who’ve labored so arduous throughout these difficult instances. Their security stays our high precedence.”