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Phelps football joins Clay County athletics in postponing practices and activities for 14 days

Published: Jun. 29, 2020 at 4:49 PM EDT
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HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - According to a post from the high school’s Facebook page, Clay County has postponed practices and activities. Phelps football also did the same. Both of these were announced on June 24.

“Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases and based on the recommendation from the Clay County Health Department, all Clay County Public School Athletic practices and activities are postponed until further notice,” the post on Clay County High School’s website read.

Here’s Phelps Head Football Coach Andrew West’s post on the situation.

Attention football parents: Phelps football practice will be cancelled for the next two weeks. We will come back July...

Posted by Andrew West on Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Clay County Athletic Director Tommy Nicholson said that the health department called the school’s superintendent on Wednesday and the school had to shut down for one COVID quarantine cycle (14 days). After those 14 days on July 8, the health department will “review the situation and give its recommendation to resume activity or continued with workouts prohibited.”

Nicholson made it clear that no athlete or coach has tested positive for COVID-19, similar to West and the Phelps football program. He added that they were checking the temperatures of each player and coach, and having them fill out a questionnaire prior to workouts.

Both schools will possibly be back on July 8.

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