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Uintah High School’s Football Season Over After More Positive COVID-19 Tests

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VERNAL, Utah – Uintah High School’s football season is over after more positive COVID-19 tests from the school this week.

The Utes didn’t play the final game of the regular season against Stansbury last week due to an outbreak at the school and will now have to forfeit their first round matchup on Friday against Mountain View.

“On Tuesday, Oct. 20, the Uintah High School football team met the criteria for a COVID-19 outbreak, based on the results of subsequent testing of players and coaches. Three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a 14-day period in a classroom or team setting constitutes an outbreak, per public health protocols,” the Uintah School District wrote in a statement. “Contact tracing is underway for the new positive cases; however, players and coaches have been quarantined since Oct. 13. The quarantine is deemed necessary because players and coaches had prolonged, close contact during an Oct. 12 team meeting with an individual who later tested positive for COVID-19. Masks were not worn during the meeting.”

The district mentioned that the school will find out a way to honor their 19 seniors.

Uintah’s 2020 season will end with a 0-9 record.

Mountain View will move on to the second round of the 4A tournament to face No. 6 Stansbury on Friday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m.