RC Central football practices, Friday night game cancelled due to increase in COVID-19 cases

The cancellation comes after four individuals that are apart of the football team tested positive for COVID-19 in the past two days.

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Practices for the Rapid City Central Football team, as well as the upcoming game this Friday against Sioux Falls Roosevelt, have been cancelled.

The cancellation comes after four individuals that are a part of the football team tested positive for COVID-19 in the past two days. The move was made out of an abundance of caution as Rapid City Area Schools leadership has decided to cancel practice this week as well as the game on Friday, October 9.

Per an email from Katy Urban, the Community Relations Manager for RCAS, all RC Central students who participate in football are required to stay home from school for the remainder of the week. This will give nurses of RCAS ample time to be able to conduct contact tracing and make sure that everyone who has been in contact with those who have contracted the virus, be contacted and quarantined.

“Like all of the decisions we’ve made related to COVID-19, this was a difficult one, but was made with the health and well-being of our students, staff, and community in mind,” Urban said.

RCAS has informed families of the Rapid City Football team via email and phone.

 

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