Spring sports planned to resume due to low positivity rates in testing results


Sara-Beth Badalamente

After their first day of tryouts, the Huron women’s team gets in a static stretch in the River Rat Stadium.

Allison Mi, Copy Editor

A message released by Superintendent Jeanice Swift on Tuesday, April 6 announced that the AAPS spring athletics season will be resumed starting Wednesday, April 7, 2021.

This decision was made based on post-spring break testing results from this Monday and Tuesday, which have indicated a low positivity rate (less than 1 percent) amongst student-athletes.

Though spring sports were paused from Saturday, March 27 due to a spike in COVID cases involving high school athletes, AAPS found that “the pause helped prevent further COVID-19 transmission among student-athletes.”  

Even with the recommencement of spring sports, Swift warned, We will need to remain cautious considering the state-wide rise in COVID cases.”