Last Wednesday, both the Johnson Central and Paintsville football programs decided to postpone their weightlifting and conditioning programs.

The postponement for both will last 14 days following the CDC and state of Kentucky’s guidelines set in place for self quarantining.

Today, August 12 makes the seventh day of the postponement, which means both Johnson Central and Paintsville will be able to return to team operations on August 20.

For Johnson Central, head coach Jim Matney confirmed that the team did have one case of COVID-19 on the team.

“We did have one confirmed case,” said Matney. “The case was actually confirmed while players were away from the facilities (that we were sanitizing) at that time.”

Matney and his staff acted as soon as they learned of the case calling off weightlifting and conditioning.

For Paintsville, head coach Joe Chirico stated that the team “didn’t have any cases” and that the decision to postpone weightlifting and conditioning was a “pre-emptive measure.” Once the teams’ self quarantine ends, they will be allowed to start full practice on August 24.

Both Johnson Central and Paintsville are doing their part to ensure the safety of their players and staff.

Quarantining now will allow players to take the necessary steps to make sure that they are healthy and ready to go when both teams return to their facilities.

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