All fall sports canceled through August 10 at Richmond High School after student-athletes test positive for COVID-19

Posted at 2:28 PM, Jul 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-24 23:25:44-04

RICHMOND, Mich. (WXYZ) — Student-athletes in three different sports at Richmond High School have tested positive for COVID-19, the district said in a letter to parents on Friday.

According to the letter from Superintendent Brian Walmsley, student-athletes from volleyball, cross country and football tested positive. It's all believed to be related to an off-campus event.

Originally all activities involving volleyball, cross country and football have been suspended until at least Aug. 10, 2020. However, all fall sports were canceled Friday evening through August 10, according to the school's athletic director.

"The safety of students and staff is our number one priority," Walmsley said in the letter. "We encourage all students and families to follow the guidance of the CDC and executive orders issued by the governor."

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