The Caldwell County High School football game at Glasgow scheduled for Friday was canceled due to concerns related to COVID-19.
The Pennyrile District Health Department reported four confirmed cases of COVID-19 of school-age children within Caldwell County from Oct. 2 through Thursday.
On Tuesday, the PDHD reported that a 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl were confirmed cases. On Wednesday, it reported the confirmed case of an 18-year-old girl, and on Thursday, it reported the confirmed case of a 14-year-old boy.
“I can’t speak to if there was any situation with Glasgow,” Caldwell County Interim Superintendent Heath Cartwright said. “We had officials from the high schools working together on this. We did have a positive case close enough that we just didn’t feel comfortable (letting them play).”
Cartwright said the school district worked with the health department as it has throughout the school year.
“We’ll be continuing to work with them and make sure that any quarantining is done appropriately,” he said.
Cartwright said he first heard about the COVID-19 confirmation through CCHS officials.
“They want to make sure that they are being cautious,” he said. “They don’t want to put future games in jeopardy. They don’t want to see something turn into an outbreak where we have the whole team quarantined and you instead of missing one game, you wind up missing two or even three that way.”
Caldwell County’s next scheduled game is at 7 p.m. Oct. 16, when the Tigers welcome Class 2A District 1 rival Murray. The game is the last district game for CCHS (2-2 overall, 1-1 in District 1 play).