Waverly High School Volleyball Team Quarantined

Waverly High School Volleyball has been placed on quarantine after three players tested positive for COVID-19.

The Pike County General Health District says both their junior varsity and varsity teams have been impacted. They also state there is evidence of two cases of secondary exposure that “appears to be from players.”

The Tigers were scheduled to host Eastern on Thursday, but that game was postponed. School officials say that they’re hoping to make up Southern Ohio Conference contests that will be missed during the quarantine period which is expected to last until September 29th.

“The health district worked with the school superintendent and coaches to perform the contract tracing,” the Pike County General Health District news release read.

“It was determined that it was not possible to identify close contacts due to both teams doing drills together during the infectious period of the positive cases and due to the intermingling of JV and varsity players during the game on Tuesday - several JV players also sit varsity.

Numerous players are also involved in other school activities which increases the likelihood of continued spread to other teams and students.”