Princeton High School boy’s soccer team practices canceled for a week after player exposed to COVID-19 at home

Soccer practice has been canceled for the boy’s soccer team at Princeton High School for a week after a player was exposed to a person who tested positive for COVID-19 at home.

The 36 players on the soccer team will return to school with their cohorts when the hybrid learning model begins at the high school on Oct. 19. Coaches and the athletic trainer for the team will work from home for the next week as a precautionary measure, school officials said.

“We have not seen any signs of illness among our soccer players​, and the team has abided by all recommended health protocols. We want our soccer players, our coaches, and our athletic trainers to remain healthy,” Interim Superintendent Barry Galasso said in an email to parents Monday night.

Galasso also said the soccer player who was exposed to the person who tested positive for COVID-19 lives in the same household as the Johnson Park Elementary School student who was exposed to COVID-19. Both the Johnson Park student and the high school soccer player will quarantine at home​, but Galasso said no other measures are mandated. He said Princeton Public Schools officials enacted extra precautions in both cases because the schools are in the beginning of a phased-in hybrid reopening and the district does not want to jeopardize reopening the middle school or high school next week.