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Local Schools Prepare For Fall Sports Amid Pandemic

The High School Football season is set to begin August 21st.

Posted: Aug 5, 2020 9:03 PM

Last week, two EVSC student athletes tested positive for covid-19, which has prompted schools and athletic directors to ramp up their protection of athletes as the fall season gets set to begin.

"Everybody's just really following all the protocols with social distancing and wearing a mask and if there is a chance that someone might have been in contact with Covid, making sure that they stay away and don't come around therefore it doesn't spread to anybody else on the team. We've got a list of some rules handed down from the IHSAA and regulations to follow, to try to keep them as safe as possible and we've added a few of our own in addition to what the IHSAA has told us," said Mater Dei Athletic Director Joe Herrmann.

And if a student athlete does test positive, schools have put procedures in place to handle it and keep others safe.

"If they either test positive or even have any of the symptoms they have to report that to the coach. We're fortunate we have a really good health department here in Vanderburgh County that works with us and they've been in constant contact with us on helping us with protocol as far as reporting these or even helping us with what to do if we think we have someone that's positive for covid,"

For sports like football, SIAC schools will have just over two weeks to add or finalize any new safety measures with the season set to kick off August 21st.

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It was another chilly start across the Tri-State; while we only dipped as low as 43° in Evansville, many others across the Tri-State fell into the upper 30s earlier this morning. The cool air didn't linger long however, temperatures quickly reached back into the mid 70s across the region this afternoon - higher pressure camped out over the southeastern quarter of the country will continue to keep the skies above the Tri-State clear while gradually driving temperatures higher over the next few days. Despite our anticipated southerly winds this evening, you may still want to grab a jacket before your head out to dinner; after seeing a temperature near 64° around dinnertime, we'll fall off toward the mid to upper 50s by 10 o'clock. Overnight lows will again dwindle into the mid to low 40s for the majority of the Ohio Valley early Tuesday morning.
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