After school investigates COVID-19 scare, Nashua-Plainfield football team set to play Central Springs Friday

A whirlwind of a day for Nashua-Plainfield football – saw their first football game of the year being cancelled and then reinstated in a 24-hour period. After a person within the  ‘football program’ attended the team’s August 21st scrimmage and then tested positive for COVID-19 on August 25th, the school district decided to cancel NP’s Friday Night Lights opportunity and pause their football season.

Though upon further investigation, the school discovered that the person carrying the virus:

  • Was not a student-athlete of NP
  • Their last contact with student-athletes was on Friday evening at a football scrimmage

So hours after canceling Friday night’s football game, they dropped another statement telling the community and students that the game was back on.

Therefore, NP will play at Central Springs in Manly tomorrow night.

The second release reads:

“The guidance provided to the district by the Iowa Department of Public Health today is that since the individual’s first symptoms appeared on Monday, all individuals who came in close contact in the previous 48 hours need to be quarantined. This does not include the football team.”


Carter Melrose

Carter bullied his way onto the KCHA radio waves after spending 4 years at the University of Iowa as a studying journalist. He writes news, short stories, features, but more than anything, he has a proclivity to wax philosophically.
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