TAUNTON (CBS) — Bristol-Plymouth Technical School has shut down its varsity and junior varsity football teams due to an increase in COVID-19 cases among players.
Team activities will be closed until Sept. 27 unless more COVID cases are reported.READ MORE: 'Surgery Shmurgery': David Andrews Played Through A Pretty Serious Injury In 2021
Students who were identified as close contacts of team members who tested positive were notified by the school nurse.READ MORE: Thousands Of Chain Saws Recalled 'Due To Injury Hazard'
“We appreciate the continued patience and cooperation from our entire school community, including students, their families and school staff,” Superintendent Dr. Alexandre Magalhaes said. “We would also like to thank the City of Taunton and the Board of Health for their ongoing guidance and assistance as we continue to navigate the pandemic and keep our students safe.”MORE NEWS: Julian Edelman Has The Very Best Suggestion For NFL Overtime Rule Change
The school did not say how many of the football players tested positive for COVID.