CENTERVILLE, Ohio (Ohio) – Centerville City Schools announced on Friday that the school is suspending athletics due to COVID-19 concerns.
All Centerville Athletic facilities are closed until Thursday, Dec. 10, according to a release. There will be no training, practices or events for all grades 7-12.
The school said all facilities will be deep cleaned during the suspension and reopen on Friday, Dec. 11. Athletic Director Rob Dement said the decision was made to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Montgomery County.
“I understand this will not be a popular decision but in leadership you often have to make decisions that are not popular but that you feel is in the best interest of all given the information you have to use for this decision,” said Dement. “This is absolutely one of those times. Our hope is that everyone will follow the protocols that are in place to make sure we are all healthy when we start back up.”