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Uintah High School's football season is over after COVID-19 outbreak

Uintah High School
Uintah High School's 2020 football season is over after at least three teammates or coaches tested positive for the coronavirus. (Photo: FILE KUTV)

Uintah High School's 2020 football season is over after at least three teammates or coaches tested positive for the coronavirus.

This is the second high school in Utah to forfeit the rest of its season due to COVID-19.

According to a statement from the school, three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a 14-day period in a classroom or team setting constitutes an outbreak, per public health protocols. Players and coaches were tested, but it wasn't made publicly known who tested positive.

Geoff Liesik, a spokesperson for the Uintah School District, says contract tracing is underway.

Players and coaches have been in quarantine since Oct. 13 after varsity football players and coaches had close, prolonged contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19.

During the Oct. 12 meeting in Vernal, masks were not worn, according to the district's press release.

Uintah High staff are working with football parents to find a way to honor the team’s 19 seniors.

Fremont High School's season came to an abrupt end Monday after multiple players tested positive for COVID-19. Many high school football games in several counties have been canceled or postponed this season because of the virus.