The new world as we know as it made its mark within Guthrie Public Schools with the cancellation of a football game and the district moving to mandatory face coverings.
The Guthrie Bluejay football team was preparing for a marquee district game with the Piedmont Wildcats. On the same night, senior members of the team and cheerleading seniors were going to be introduced to the Jelsma Stadium crowd.
With three hours before kickoff, the game was canceled.
Superintendent Dr. Mike Simpson tells Guthrie News Page, school administration was notified of a positive COVID case on the football squad.
School nurse, April Devereaux, made contact with the Logan County Health Department. Soon after, a conference call was held between Simpson, school administration, head football coach Kelly Beeby and the health department.
At the conclusion of the meeting, it was determined with contact tracing, the game would not be played.
A good portion of players will be quarantined until October 8.
Next week’s game with Carl Albert (Oct. 2) will not be played.
Simpson says they are continuing to go through contact tracing protocols and will notify parents if their child will need to be quarantined.
Earlier in the day, school district announced students, teachers, staff and visitors will be required to wear a face covering while inside a school building or school vehicle. Related article: Guthrie Public Schools to begin requiring face masks
On Friday, Logan County move from a low risk to moderate risk on the Oklahoma COVID-19 Alert System. Related article: OSDH: Logan County moves up to moderate COVID risk