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Lowndes County Schools quarantines Vikings football players, coaches

Posted at 2:43 PM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 14:43:40-04

LOWNDES COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) — The Lowndes Viking football team and coaches have been quarantined and games have been postponed until at least Oct. 30 due to the coronavirus.

Lowndes County Schools announced the decision to quarantine was made out of an abundance of caution and due to HIPPA laws, they cannot share COVID-19 specific test results.

All football activities and games have been postponed until practice resumes the afternoon of October 26.

Lowndes Vikings football program began August 1 maintaining through 11 weeks of practice and play without disruption.

The district said protocols are being reviewed and adjusted to continue to protect the players and coaches so the Vikings can quickly return to school and the field.

The Vikings are planning to continue play on Oct. 30 at the Concrete Palace at Martin Stadium against the Tifton Blue Devils, according to the statement released by LCS.

Lowndes County Schools says it "has worked diligently to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 following stringent guidelines provided by the Department of Public Health" and "actively conducts contact tracing, quarantining any exposures to stop the spread of COVID-19. "

This is a developing story.