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FUSD confirms Coconino volleyball to quarantine for 14 days, will miss at least 6 matches
COCONINO PANTHERS VOLLEYBALL

FUSD confirms Coconino volleyball to quarantine for 14 days, will miss at least 6 matches

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Coconino Volleyball Practice

The Coconino Panthers volleyball team practice in their gymnasium at Coconino High School during a September practice.

Flagstaff Unified School District confirmed to the Arizona Daily Sun that the Coconino varsity volleyball team will have to quarantine for 14 days following Tuesday's canceled crosstown match.

FUSD relayed the information to families and players of the Coconino varsity volleyball team yesterday.

"Your child, including all other varsity volleyball players and coaches, must quarantine until 10/20/2020," the letter sent Tuesday to families and athletes read.

FUSD announced late Tuesday, just before Coconino and Flagstaff were slated to play, that an individual in direct contact with the Coconino varsity team tested positive for COVID-19 -- forcing a cancellation.

It was previously unclear how many matches the Panthers would miss, but FUSD confirmed Wednesday that the team will have to quarantine for 14 days and that matches will not happen at any point before Oct. 20.

The missed time results in six matches for sure being canceled, and a seventh on Oct. 20 against Mohave also in question near the end of the quarantine period. The team is also not allowed to practice during the quarantine.

The Panthers will miss two matches against Prescott and one match apiece between Lee Williams, Estrella Foothills and Bradshaw Mountain.

It is unclear if any of the missed matches, the Flagstaff match included, will be rescheduled or remain canceled. FUSD stated that the team will go through contact tracing protocol to determine if anyone else close to the team has been exposed to COVID-19. 

Flagstaff volleyball is able to go ahead as scheduled, as the team has not had any exposure that is known so far.

Lance Hartzler can be reached at 556-2251 or at lhartzler@azdailysun.com. Follow him on Twitter @lance_hartz.

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