Point Pleasant Borough High School cancels 3 sports’ seasons amid positive student tests
The coronavirus pandemic is affecting yet another school district in New Jersey, Point Pleasant Borough High School, where several sports’ seasons have been canceled.
The school's varsity and JV football teams, along with the boys’ soccer and girls’ cross-country squads, have all been shut down. Each team had students who recently tested positive for COVID-19.
“I’ve got grandchildren in the school system,” says Ivy Kirn, of Brick. “I think it was good because you can’t be too safe with these kids. They’re our whole future.”
Point Pleasant Borough Schools Superintendent Vincent Smith announced four teams in three sports would not be playing again this year after student athletes tested positive for coronavirus. The district notified parents of affected students and how long they must stay in quarantine.
The superintendent says contact with the Ocean County Health Department will continue to protect the health and safety of the school community.
Smith added that increased numbers of positive cases and exposures within the school community could force the district to return to fulltime remote learning.