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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Quarantines, rescheduled games just a part of fall sports “new normal”

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) –

We’re just a month into the fall season of area high school sports but it’s obvious that the disruptive effects of the coronavirus pandemic cannot be escaped no matter how hard those in charge try to implement safety measures to avoid it.

In fact, some of those safety measures are the reason the season is being disrupted.

On Friday night the Parkview Vikings were supposed to host unbeaten Kickapoo at JFK Stadium but that game has been cancelled because the Vikings are all in quarantine after possible exposures to the coronavirus.

Springfield Public School Athletic Director Josh Scott pointed out that because of privacy regulations he could not disclose details about the Vikings situation but that people should not assume that just because the whole team is in quarantine doesn’t mean the entire squad has the virus.

“Our number one concern is keeping everyone safe and these decisions are not made in a vacuum in the athletic office,” Scott said. “We…

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