North Tama waits amid concerns of COVID-19

The first day of summer strength and conditioning at North Tama High School has been canceled due to safety concerns regarding the potential indirect exposure of a softball player to someone with COVID-19.

North Tama head softball coach Patty Calderwood confirmed to the Times-Republican the school’s statement via Facebook and Twitter, which stated that today’s opening day of weight training at the high school has been called off.

“In the best interest of the health and safety of our student-athletes and staff members, all of [Wednesday’s] strength and conditioning sessions will be cancelled due to a potential indirect exposure to COVID-19 within our NT softball team,” the statement reads. “North Tama administration will work through this situation with the Tama County Public Health Department and more guidance will be issued as soon as possible.”

Calderwood reaffirmed the school’s statement but could offer “no additional information at this time.”

The North Tama softball team is scheduled to host Baxter at 5 p.m. today in Traer, and no changes have been made as of press time Tuesday.

“We’ll make all of those decisions after conversations with our public health officials,” Calderwood said.


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