CENTRE – After a rise of COVID-19 cases, the Cherokee County Lady Warrior volleyball team has gone into a two-week quarantine, Cherokee County High School Principal Seth Neyman said on Tuesday.
The Lady Warriors (1-6) were scheduled to play in a tri-match at Spring Garden with Glencoe on Tuesday evening, but those matches have now been cancelled.
“I can’t really say a whole lot with HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) violations and all, but we have had some COVID-19 cases,” Neyman confirmed. “Currently, volleyball is the most affected (sport). We’re following the (Alabama High School Athletic Association’s) Best Practices guidelines and working closely with our school nurses, but we eventually had to send enough folks into quarantine to where we need to err on the side of caution.”
Neyman said the Lady Warriors are looking to reschedule as many of their matches as they can. He also said the team still plans to play in the Cherokee County Tournament. The county tournament is scheduled for Sept. 26.
“We’re hoping we can get back and get stuff rescheduled for area play, along with some of the local matchups within the county, and get the county tournament working because we are the host this year,” Neyman said.
But the important thing, Neyman said, is for the students’ recovery.
“We’re hoping everybody recovers quickly and can get back to playing,” he said. “It’s a last resort, to delay everything and reschedule, but again, we want folks to get well and make sure we’re taking care of them.”
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