Aug 13, 2020 4:00 PM

Virus tests sports programs as schools prepare to reopen

Posted Aug 13, 2020 4:00 PM

COLBY, Kan. (AP) — Sports teams are offering an early glimpse of the challenges of protecting students from the coronavirus as schools prepare to open. The Wichita Eagle reports that Colby Public Schools Superintendent Katina Brenn said in a statement that one or more people who attended mandatory meetings last week for fall sports have since tested positive for COVID-19.

Classes start next week for Colby students. Masks are not required for students in the district after the Thomas County Commission rejected an executive order by Gov. Laura Kelly last month.

An opt-in and opt-out form from the district gives parents the choice of requiring their student to wear a mask or banning their student from wearing a mask.