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By Carissa Sitki
Due to cases of COVID-19, the Jersey Community High School (JCHS) boys basketball, as well as cheerleading will not play for the next 10 days. The next four games have been rescheduled and are going to be played at later dates.
The pause comes out of caution and to “let things settle down,” according to JCHS Principal Cory Breden. At last report, the school had 16 cases of the virus, out of the 1,000, plus, total student body.
“The cases at [JCHS] probably mirror what’s going on in the community with cases,” said Breden.
Breden extended his gratitude to all who have helped with the success of the school year. “JCHS is having a great year and we really appreciate the community’s support,” he said.
At last report from the Jersey County Health Department (JCHD), on Dec. 8, there were 150 active COVID cases in the county, raising the total number of cases to 3,881 since the start of the pandemic. There have been 24,770 vaccination doses administered and 49.93 percent of the county is fully vaccinated.
The JCHD is holding their next drive-thru COVID vaccine clinic on Friday, Dec. 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. Pfizer vaccines will be available for ages five and up; Moderna will be available for ages 18 and up; and Johnson and Johnson will be available for ages 18 and up. There will also be Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson boosters available. Appointments are not necessary, but a consent form should be filled out before arriving to the clinic. The forms can be found on the health department’s website.