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JV and Varsity Football Games Cancelled Through September 18

Leopard fans, parents, and community,
 
On Thursday, September 10, GISD received information that a Gainesville High School football player has received a lab-confirmed positive test for the COVID-19 virus. The confirmation of this positive test has resulted in the quarantine of both the Junior Varsity and Varsity football teams effective immediately.
 
The JV football game scheduled this evening at Aubrey has been cancelled. In addition, the Varsity football game scheduled for Friday, September 11, has also been cancelled. Any tickets which were purchased online will be refunded.
 
Due to the duration of the quarantine required for these student athletes, the JV and Varsity games scheduled against Van Alstyne on 9/17 and 9/18 have also been cancelled. The Leopards will return to the regular schedule the week of Homecoming.
 
As a reminder, the CDC defines significant exposure as being unmasked and within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes to someone who has been confirmed positive. An individual is considered contagious 48 hours prior to showing symptoms.
 
The safety of our students and staff is our top priority. Although this is a difficult time for all of our athletes, coaches, and fans, GISD will continue to follow all safety guidelines and recommendations to ensure a safe environment for our community.