Positive COVID-19 test shuts down Sullivan South football – Radford News Journal


From the Sidelines

Marty Gordon

A member of the Sullivan South High School football community has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, and the Rebels have shut down football practice through Aug. 17.

Practices are tentatively set to resume Aug. 18.

Sullivan South is located in Kingsport, Tenn. Sullivan County is part of the Kingsport–Bristol–Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The entire team and coaching staff will quarantine for 14 days from the time of last contact, and the Rebels’ season opener against Daniel Boone — scheduled for Aug. 21 — has been canceled.

No other Sullivan County schools were affected by this situation.

The news of the positive test came one day after the Sullivan County Board of Education voted 7-0 to proceed with fall sports.

Sullivan East High School Principal Andy Hare confirmed that his school’s football team was planning to proceed with its regular practice schedule.