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Vernon High cancels upcoming FB game as precautions following COVID concerns

Cathrine Lamb K. William Boyer
Washington County News

VERNON- When it comes to the safety of their students, Vernon High School doesn't take any chances. 

The school recently announced that two upcoming football games had been cancelled due to concerns over COVID-19.  Principal Brian Riviere said that A game scheduled against Taylor County was canceled at the opposing team's request due to a number of their players having tested positive for COVID which then made Riviere decide to cancel this Friday's game in Jacksonville as a precaution  

Vernon High will be postponing their planned game in Jacksonville as a precaution to news that an opposing team scheduled to face off with the school contracted COVID.

"We felt traveling on a bus to Jacksonville next Friday, with the information that we have available, simply did not meet our requirements for safety and acceptable levels of risk, consistent with the practices that each of our schools have adopted," Riviere said. "Our obligation is to the health and safety of our students, teachers/coaches, and their collective families.  No contest or record is worth jeopardizing the care we have for our stakeholders." 

PHOTOS COURTESY OF VERNON HIGH ATHLETICS /Robert Michael  Holley

Washington County Superintendent Joe Taylor said their was not a surge of positive cases at the school and said that any cases for COVID that are found in the county are immediately reported to and handled by the county's department of health. Taylor said