North Olmsted High School pulls out of football playoffs after positive case

Posted at 10:07 AM, Oct 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-13 10:07:59-04

NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio — The North Olmsted City School District has canceled all remaining practices and games for its high school football team after a member of the team tested positive for COVID-19.

North Olmsted defeated Grafton Midview in the first round of the OHSAA playoffs and was scheduled to play top-seeded Avon this week in the Division II regionals.

The student who tested positive is isolating for 10 days, the district said.

Through contact tracing with the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, it was determined that nine additional students and two staff members were exposed to the student who tested positive.

The nine students and two staff members are self-quarantining for 14 days.

"We know this decision comes as a disappointment to many, however, the district did not feel that it was safe to continue on with the season given the level of exposure that has occurred. As a district we will continue to make decisions that keep our school community safe," the district said in a statement.

Families are strongly encouraged to self-report any confirmed or potential cases of COVID-19 as soon as possible to the district by calling the reporting line at 440-588-5341.