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Franklin ISD cancels football games after 'several' student-athletes test positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 11:22 AM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 12:22:19-04

FRANKLIN, TX — Franklin Independent School District announced on its Facebook that due to several student-athletes testing positive for COVID-19, both JV and Varsity football games would be canceled this week.

The school district went on to say, "we do not make this decision lightly. We fully realize that there is no known practice that will completely control the spread of COVID-19. However, we are hopeful that these measures will better ensure the long-term health and safety of children, staff, and the larger community."

It was also announced that all Franklin ISD boy's athletics would be canceled until Tuesday, September 8th, to conduct a deep cleaning of all athletic facilities.