After further contact tracing in the Paris school district after a confirmed positive COVID case was discovered two days ago, the Paris school district announced today that all volleyball activities are now suspended until October 5 due to two positive cases within the program. Resident Press first broke this story on September 22.
In a statement released today on the district’s website, the district announced, “The safety of our students and staff is always our top priority and we are taking actions recommended by the ADH (Arkansas Department of Health) to mitigate the situation. With the move to virtual school for two days, this press release will deal with athletics. All volleyball activities will be suspended until October 5 which includes grades 7-12. These measures are due to two positive cases within the volleyball program. After conducting contact tracing and following ADH guidelines concerning close contact, the volleyball program couldn’t continue due to multiple student quarantines. Regarding the football program, at this time, all football games will be played as regularly scheduled. The impact of the cases was minimal after conducting the contact tracing. By following the ADH guidelines, the football program is eligible for continuation of activities. We will update our social media and district webpage with any new information. “
Per the statement above from the district, tonight’s junior high football game will be played as scheduled, as well as Friday’s conference opener in Paris against Mayflower.
Resident Press will continue to follow this story as more information is made available.