Friday’s basketball matchups between Organ Mountain High School and Las Cruces High School will be rescheduled, following a cluster of positive COVID-19 cases reported to Las Cruces Public Schools on Wednesday.
According to LCPS Health Services officials, approximately 30 percent of the Organ Mountain High School boys’ varsity, junior varsity and freshman teams have been impacted. A decision was made Wednesday to immediately cancel practices for the rest of the week and reschedule the upcoming games in order to protect other students, coaches and parents from possibly becoming infected.
“Our spring semester starts Monday at Las Cruces Public Schools,” explained LCPS Superintendent Ralph Ramos. “This decision was a safety measure for our Organ Mountain players, but also mitigates any unnecessary exposure to the opposing team.”
Following protocol, contact tracing is underway to determine if anyone else should test or quarantine. Guidelines created by LCPS under the COVID-19 response plan, in conjunction with state guidance, requires unvaccinated students to quarantine and/or test.
Friday’s games will now take place at Las Cruces High School on Saturday, Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. (C Team), 11:30 a.m. (JV) and 1 p.m. (Varsity).