Orange County cancels another high school football game due to COVID-19

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Orange County Public Schools has canceled a football game that was set for this Thursday due to COVID-19 concerns, the district announced Wednesday.

Five positive COVID-19 tests came back from Evans High School, forcing the entire football team to quarantine.

The team was was scheduled to play West Orange High School.

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The decision was made by Orange Public Schools and the Florida Department of Health in Orange County.

Nine other games are still on the schedule Thursday.

There are still six teams in Orange County that need to be tested before they are allowed to play.

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The district is expected to announce exactly how many players were tested and how many tested positive for the virus.

Once the results are in, the principals at each school will notify the parents and players separately.

This marks the second game of the season to be canceled after Olympia High School shut down out of an abundance of caution after several students tested positive for COVID-19.

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