Breaking News: COVID-19 exposure wastes away boys’ water polo season

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Muriel Rowley

Boys’ water polo season cut short due to COVID-19 case.

Chloe Scofield, Assignment Editor

A member of the Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) boys’ water polo team has received a positive COVID-19 test, which will require the entire team, including coaches, to be quarantined until March 19, 2021. 

Marieanne Quiroz, the Communications Coordinator at Ventura Unified School District (Ventura Unified), detailed the conditions of this exposure, saying, “the student-athlete was asymptomatic, was tested as required, and found to be COVID-19 positive.”

The COVID-19 testing has become part of many student-athletes’ routines and Quiroz goes on to say that this incident, “does go to show that the system is working.”

This team-wide isolation will also prevent the Dragons from attending any games or practices during that time which accounts for a large chunk of their very shortened season that ends on March 20, 2021. According to Quiroz, the Dragons have, “one last match on March 20 that they have been cleared to play.”

Boys’ water polo will hopefully get to play their last game of the 2020-21 season at Villanova Preparatory Academy.

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