134 quarantined after 2 positive cases at Widefield High School

Published: Oct. 2, 2020 at 10:38 AM MDT
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WIDEFIELD, Colo. (KKTV) - More than 130 people have been quarantined following two confirmed coronavirus cases at Widefield High School.

Widefield School District 3 confirmed the two cases Friday and said 124 students and 10 staff had been placed under quarantine in response.

“Both [cases] are in the same household so it is not considered an outbreak,” a district spokesperson told 11 News in an email.

The classroom the students were in was immediately disinfected. Some of the students who are in quarantine are on the football team, which is causing some scheduling changes.

11 NEWS spoke with the the father of a student athlete on the JV football team. He says he watches his son practice and sees all the safety measures the team takes.

“I know like with the school and everything else--I’m at practices and me and my wife watched my son practice and everything else. They have been taking the proper measurements on cleaning equipment and everything else,” John Mosby said. “I’ve seen him out there, sanitizing the tackle bags, even the cones stuff that their feet touch. I mean, they’re keeping everything pretty thorough.”

Mosby’s son, Richard McIntyre said he was surprised to her about the cases too.

“Coach said ‘if you feel a little bit sick, just stay home.’” McIntyre explained. “And my coach is the type of guy that’s like even if you are a little sick come to practice but he said coronavirus is different...a whole different thing and we don’t know, you could have a common cold or something else but if you feel sick just stay home. And I encourage other people to do that as well.”

Two varsity football games have been postponed because of the situation.

This is a developing story, and we will update this story as we learn more.

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