Positive COVID tests reported at Unatego; football schedule changes made, new game scheduled

Positive COVID tests reported at Unatego;
football schedule changes made,
new game scheduled

STAFF REPORT • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

According to school officials at Unatego Central School, a teacher and elementary school student have tested positive for COVID-19.

In addition, the school is delaying two football games originally scheduled for the next two weeks and will be picking up a game against Moravia at 7 p.m. Thursday Oct. 14.* The football rescheduling was done based on COVID issues with one of the opposing teams.

According to a message posted on the UCS website by Superintendent David Richards on Tuesday, Oct. 12, the school was informed Tuesday about the two positive tests. The student was last in school Thursday, Oct. 7, and the teacher was last in school Friday, Oct. 8, Richards said.

In the case of the student no contact tracing or quarantines will be necessary, Richards said, but with the teacher, the district is working with the Otsego County Department of Health on contact tracing.

“Please continue to follow all COVID-19 safety protocols in and out of school and if you or your child is sick, do not come to school,” Richards said.

In an email from UCS Athletic Director Matt Hafele on Wednesday, Oct. 13, the school announced Friday’s football game against Greene has been moved to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20. The game against Elmira Heights scheduled for Friday, Oct. 22, has been rescheduled for Monday, Oct. 25, at 6 p.m.

* An earlier version of this story linked the two positive cases at UCS to the football postponements. The two issues were not related and the football rescheduling was done based on COVID issues with one of the opposing teams, according to Richards.


One thought on “Positive COVID tests reported at Unatego; football schedule changes made, new game scheduled

  1. Jeanine Microni

    The positive COVID tests in the community are not the reason the football game was changed. The game was changed because the other team had too many players quarantined.

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