It’s game night in New Britain tonight after Friday’s high school football game against East Hartford was postponed due to COVID-19 cases.
East Hartford school officials said the postponement was due to positive cases of COVID-19 and necessary quarantine periods for people who were in close contact.
The game is now played at Veterans Memorial Stadium in New Britain tonight at 6:30 p.m.
The Connecticut Inter-School Conference executive director urges anyone who can get a vaccine to do so.
Up to seven local high school football games have been affected by concerns about COVID this week.
According to their guidelines, all close contact athletes who are vaccinated can still train and play as long as they are asymptomatic.
If an athlete is not vaccinated and has no symptoms, they should still be quarantined for 10 days if they come into contact with someone positive for COVID.
âAt least the kids who are vaccinated continue to have reps, continue to develop their skills while waiting for their teammates to come back and can play, but getting the vaccine is what is going to keep us in the classroom and in the field,â a said ACIC CEO Glenn Lungarini.
As for the rest of the state, two games were postponed in week one and seven games in week two.
The schedule hasn’t changed too much, but if that continues it could affect the playoffs.