Great job of reporting by Todd Holcomb of Georgia High School Football Daily, who has written a story outlining the number of coronavirus cases reported to the Georgia High School Association since teams began summer workouts on June 8. GHSF Daily provides with Atlanta Journal-Constitution with its high school football content.
Football practice began officially this week in Georgia, but COVID-19 remains a formidable opponent.— GHSF Daily (@GHSFdaily) July 28, 2020
Keep hoping for the best.
5 football teams not practicing; GHSA reports 655 COVID-19 cases https://t.co/Ih5QstPzXq
According to Holcomb’s story, 655 positive COVID-19 cases among players and coaches have been reported statewide. Fall camps opened in Georgia on Monday and players are currently going through the heat acclimation week.
Holcomb also discovered that six teams are currently not working-out because of COVID-19. Those schools are — Morgan County, Putnam County, Greene County, Social Circle and Lincoln County in east and central Georgia and Lakeside in DeKalb County.
Here’s an excerpt of the GHSF Daily story:
The 655 positive tests reported to the GHSA are more than double the roughly 300 the association had on file two weeks ago, but does not necessarily reflect a surge. It could be an increase in schools reporting, which is not mandatory or time-sensitive.Georgia High School Football Daily
GHSF Daily also reports that the GHSA “no longer tracks the number of its schools that have sent in positive tests.”
The GHSA has pushed the start of the regular season back to September 4. Teams will still play a full ten game regular season with a full postseason.