JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – “We need to be very transparent about this situation,” Campbell County Director of Schools Jennifer Fields said. “This situation” is the positive test results a Campbell High Cougar football player for COVID-19.

All schools football teams were given the go ahead by the TSSAA to go through Heat Acclimation week starting Monday.  “They still cannot do anything but conditioning and non-contact drills,” said TSSAA Director Bernard Childress to WLAF Sports on Friday afternoon.  However, that all changed Saturday for the Cougars when test results came back for one of its football players.

“We have a football player at CCHS who has tested positive for COVID-19.  All football, basketball, and cheer-leading practices have been suspended for the recommended five practices that encompass a 14-day period of time as a precaution.  All parents have been contacted, and the positive athlete will not be able to return until cleared by a doctor.  Coaches who have been in contact with the athlete will follow the same procedures as the athlete who tested positive. They must remain temperature free and symptom free for 72 hours before returning once practices resume,” Fields said,.

WLAF announced Saturday night that boys basketball tryouts have been rescheduled.  Coach Ernie Mac Clawson moved tryouts to the week of July 27.  They, too, were slated to begin tomorrow afternoon.

“The athletes who had been in direct contact with the player who tested positive have been tested and are quarantined until results of their tests are back. Some have already received their results, and they came back negative,” added Fields.

Just as an added precaution, other practices have been cancelled even though the athletes did not interact with each other on school grounds.  Fields said this only applies to CCHS.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/19/2020-6PM)