In keeping with established safety protocols, and in conjunction with the NPS athletic department, principals, coaches, and state and local health experts, Norman Public School District officials have made the difficult decision to cancel the Crosstown Clash football game due to COVID-19. The game was previously scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 3.
Individuals associated with the Norman High football program have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been quarantined due to close contact with a positive case. Those individuals who were determined to be in direct contact have been personally notified and are now following quarantine protocols. To protect the identities of those involved, specific information about positive cases and exposures will not be released.
“The safety of our students and staff is a top priority,” said NPS Superintendent Dr. Nick Migliorino. “We also know that following stringent health protocols, consulting with medical experts and taking swift action to mitigate risks associated with COVID-19 is critical to ensuring we can continue to safely open our schools for in-person instruction.”
District officials consulted with Oklahoma’s interim epidemiologist and Cleveland County Health Department officials, both of whom praised the district for following stringent health protocols and worked closely with district officials to make the final determination that the game should not be played.
Only a limited number of tickets had been made available to family members of game participants and high school students. Those tickets will be refunded.