Two school districts canceling athletic competitions this week due to COVID-19

Published: Sep. 28, 2020 at 11:05 AM EDT
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WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Two school districts will not have any athletic competitions this week due to COVID-19 guidelines from the KHSAA.

Whitley County is red on the latest COVID-19 incidence rate map. Not only does that affect school districts trying to return to in-person classes, it also requires sporting events to stop until the number of cases decreases.

“Well you know the state guidelines the KHSAA and KDE came out and recommended we shut down our contests. You don’t travel, you don’t play games. Of course, our school board did that, agreed with it, and complied with it. So we had to cancel several contests and several games this week. We’ve had to reschedule some things. We’re just trying to reschedule some things, jumble it around. The board is letting us continue to practice as long as we continue all social distancing, health screenings, masks, and everything we’re supposed to do during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Jerry Herron, Williamsburg Head Football Coach.

On Monday, Williamsburg Independent and Whitley County schools both published posts on their respective Facebook pages noting the changes.

As of Monday, September 28th, 2020, Estill, Jackson, Laurel, Whitley and Knott County are listed in red by the state. This story will be updated if we learn of any other cancelations.

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