Lexington, SC – Lexington County School District One has cancelled two and rescheduled one other Lexington High School varsity football game after a COVID-19 test showed that at least someone on the team had been exposed to the novel coronavirus. This decision does not impact Lexington High’s junior varsity or B teams.
This is the second time in a week that one of District One's schools had to adapt after COVID-19 exposure. The River Bluff varsity season that was scheduled to start last Friday had to be postponed due to exposure of someone on the team to the virus.
There are some excepted ways to measure exposure. In this case, a member of the team had direct, close exposure for more than 15 minutes to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Close exposure is defined as six feet or closer.
The team was scheduled to play Beaufort High on Friday, September 25, White Knoll High on October 2, and Ridge View High on October 10. Only the game with White Knoll High will be played and that game will be held on October 10.
Lexington District One makes its contact tracing and quarantining process public. It can be found on the district’s webpage in the COVID-19 Parent/Guardian Communications Guide.
Individuals who purchased general admission tickets to the September 25 game with Beaufort High can get a refund by bringing their purchased tickets to the LHS Athletic Ticket Office on Wednesday, September, and Thursday, October 1, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and on Friday, October 2, from 8:00 a.m. until 12 noon.
Lexington County School District One has promised that more information will be available soon.