Mt. Lebanon Suspends Football Practice After Player Tests Positive For COVID-19

The move will force the team to cancel its scrimmage and first game

Andrew Limberg
August 24, 2020 - 1:47 pm

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PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - Mt. Lebanon High School’s football team has been shut down until September 2 after a player has tested positive for coronavirus.

The move to shut down practices will force the Blue Devils to cancel a scrimmage against Upper St. Clair scheduled for September 4 and the season opener against Baldwin scheduled for September 11.

Football must have five heat acclimatization days in a row if starting before September 4 and five days of practice must be completed before the first scrimmage. A total of 15 practices must be completed before the first official game.

The district made the decision to suspend practice after receiving guidance from the Allegheny County Health Department.

The district said the test was administered on August 20 and the player last participated in summer workouts on August 18.

“The health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority.  We are committed to following the cleaning protocol and guidance in our Athletics and Activities Health and Safety Plan and direction from the Allegheny County Health Department to ensure we are providing a healthy and safe environment for our student-athletes involved in athletic programming,” said John Grogan, Mt. Lebanon’s Athletic Director.