Pelion football season postponed due to COVID-19 concerns
Pelion, SC (Paul Kirby) – Pelion High School Principal Bryan Hearn emailed parents of the school’s students Tuesday afternoon advising them that the school’s football season had been suspended due to concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus. Hearn said in his email, “At this time, there are NO student-athlete positive cases.”
Hearn said that the season has been pushed back to Monday, October 12, 2020. He also said that until further notice, there would be no games and no practices. “All football players and student athletic trainers will not attend be attending school again until the same date,” Hearn continued. “Students and student-athletes should continue with e-learning only until Monday, October 12th, 2020.” That date is the first school day to occur after a standard quarantine period of 14-days for anyone who has had the opportunity to be exposed to the virus.
According to Hearn, these decisions were being made out of an abundance of caution. He said that administrators’ actions were intended to ensure that no students or student-athletes were exposed to the virus. “We do have a small number of positive cases in our adults/coaches who are affiliated with the football program. All precautions are being taken to minimize the spread and keep all who work and attend school here safe,” Hearn's email concluded.