Miles Volleyball halts volleyball season due to COVID-19

Staff Writer
Runnels County Register
The Miles volleyball program has halted their 2020 season due to a teacher or student testing positive for the COVID-19 virus. The JV and varsity players have been placed in quarantine.

The Miles volleyball program, in the middle of a rebuilding season, has had to put their season on hold due to a player or teacher testing positive for the virus. A release by the school stated:

“I am regretfully informing you that a Miles ISD teacher or student has tested positive for COVID-19. Due to confidentiality, we are unable to share the teachers or students name and we appreciate your understanding in this highly sensitive matter. All facilities have been sanitized and cleaned. Unfortunately, the teacher or student did not wear a mask while participating in an athletic event, therefore triggering a mandatory quarantine for all JV and Varsity Volleyball players. Our local health authority in Ballinger has mandated this quarantine. Varsity and JV Volleyball participants will be able to return to school September 8th, 2020. At this time all athletes will be required to wear a mask while participating in athletic events. In doing so, should we have another positive COVID-19 case, only the infected person will have to quarantine not the whole team. Staff and students will continue to be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 and safety protocols will continue to be followed. The health of our students and staff is our top priority. Thank you for your support and cooperation.”

The girls have been facing an uphill battle with the graduation of 8 seniors in May. They started the season 0-4 but have been improving along the way, keeping the matches competitive.

The press release came on Thursday, August 27th. It’s unclear, at this time, how long their season will be halted.