On Sunday, September 20, GISD received confirmation that a Gainesville High School volleyball 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 all GHS volleyball teams effective immediately.
All games scheduled through October 2nd have been cancelled. The coaching staff is currently working on rescheduling all district games. The rescheduled game dates will be posted to goleopards.org once finalized. Any tickets previously purchased online will be refunded.
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.
UIL regulations allow for athletes to be unmasked while on the field of play. Our athletes at all levels will continue to follow the mask protocol as well as social distancing while on the bench, on the bus, in the stands, and any other time while not on the field of play. In addition, we will continue to use hand sanitizer regularly.
GISD will continue to follow all safety guidelines and recommendations to ensure a safe environment for our students, staff, and community.