Dozens of Beaufort County Faculty District athletes from two colleges are in quarantine immediately after two people today examined favourable for COVID-19, district spokesperson Candace Bruder verified Friday.
At least just one member of the Hilton Head Island Higher Faculty football method examined beneficial for COVID-19, so 18 gamers are in quarantine, postponing the commence of their 2020 year. The human being who analyzed good was a aspect-time employee who experienced close get in touch with with the crew, not a participant, Bruder stated.
Two Beaufort Superior Faculty cheerleaders also analyzed constructive, so equally J.V. and varsity groups — which have a overall of 48 associates — were being requested to quarantine.
It is unclear when the quarantines started for just about every group.
The South Carolina Section of Overall health and Environmental Management endorses a 14-working day quarantine period from the time of the past publicity to the human being with COVID-19.
The Beaufort and Hilton Head Island activity, which was established for Sept. 25, will be rescheduled for Oct. 30. Beaufort will journey to Lexington subsequent 7 days to open up the time. Lexington had its season opener with River Bluff postponed immediately after River Bluff gamers examined positive.
S.C. higher college teams are playing a shortened seven-sport time for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic, and groups are actively playing contests in the area very first. Those online games help identify playoff seeding. The year is beginning a small much more than a month later than originally prepared.
There are 32 states participating in a tumble football time — 17 of people are modified or shorter seasons.
The Hilton Head-Beaufort activity is the most up-to-date contest across the point out to be postponed or canceled mainly because of COVID-19. Other folks consist of Camden-Lakewood, Swansea-Strom Thurmond, Union County-Clinton and Broome-Emerald.