SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Public Schools and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris have come to an agreement to temporarily pause all athletic events and practices for winter sports until February 5th.
According to the school department, a student athlete is confirmed to have COVID-19. Those who were in direct contact with the athlete have been contacted and asked to self-quarantine for two weeks.
The pause of winter sports was decided after learning of the COVID-19 case, as well as the city of Springfield still being considered high risk.
Practices will resume after February 5 when athletes have all tested negative.
The City of Springfield is reminding all residents of the importance to practice healthy hygiene and to follow all public health protocols.