lexington richland district five

Cola Daily file photo, from Lexington-Richland District Five

Lexington Richland School District Five representatives announced Sunday evening all summer workouts and athletic activities will be immediately suspended due to a spike in positive COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases in the area.

The suspension will apply to all schools in the district. This action is out of an abundance of caution, according to district representatives, and the district will continue to monitor the situation before announcing a return (practice/workout) date for student-athletes.

“We are being proactive and keeping the safety of our student-athletes and staff at the forefront,” said District Five Director of Secondary Education Al Pressley. “Like other districts and groups, we will continue to monitor the situation, work closely with state officials and make the best decisions possible.”

Voluntary workouts were held at high school facilities beginning June 22, and the district followed guidelines of the South Carolina High School League (SCHSL) during its activities including social distancing and other measures.

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