Woodridge cancels two volleyball games after player tests positive for COVID-19

Athletic Director says he hopes to re-schedule games; two more team members test positive

Phil Keren
Kent Weeklies
Woodridge Local School District Superintendent Walter Davis speaks during a special board of education meeting in August. The district on Monday, Oct. 12, reported its second case of COVID-19. A member of the high school volleyball team has tested positive for COVID-19.

CUYAHOGA FALLS — Woodridge High School canceled two volleyball games after a member of the school's volleyball team tested positive for COVID-19, according to district officials.

District Superintendent Walter Davis said district leaders were notified about the positive test on Monday afternoon.

"This student was not in person for classes when experiencing symptoms or since," said Davis a message to district residents Monday.

On Thursday, the district received confirmation that two more members of the volleyball team tested positive for COVID-19, according to Davis.

Woodridge High School Athletic Director Nick Mayer said volleyball games scheduled on Oct. 13 against Springfield, and on Thursday against Norton have been canceled. Mayer said he is working with the schools on the possibility of re-scheduling the contests. If they are re-scheduled, the dates will be listed at woodridgeathletics.com.

Davis said the students who have tested positive have been placed into isolation and will not be able to return to classes or practices until receiving clearance from a doctor.

He added the JV and varsity volleyball squads "will be quarantined as per health department guidelines."

Davis reported Oct. 6 that a high school student tested positive for the coronavirus. That student was also put into isolation and cannot return to school until receiving clearance from the doctor.

Davis said the district will continue to follow all safety procedures, including providing notification and guidance once a positive COVID-19 case occurs.

The district has a dashboard that lists the number of positive COVID-19 cases among students and staff members. The data can be viewed at: https://tinyurl.com/y5asevrl.

Reporter Phil Keren can be reached at pkeren@recordpub.com, or on Twitter at @keren_phil.