The Council Rock High School football team in Bucks County is to take the field Monday night to make up a game called off after two players were found to have skin infections.
School officials say the scheduled Friday night contest at Pennsbury was postponed after two cases of Impetigo were found. It is a contagious, superficial infection of the skin caused by staph and strep bacteria.
According to the school’s website, officials were made aware of the incident Friday afternoon and examined more than 70 junior varsity and varsity players. About 20 students had skin abrasions that were suspicious enough to warrant further testing, officials say.
School officials are working to contain the possible outbreak. The entire Council Rock High School South is being disinfected over the weekend - including the entire building, cafeteria, and the Golden Hawks Football team’s helmets and equipment, according to the school's principal Albert Funk.
The game is expected to started at 7:00 p.m.
School officials say students with a skin infection will not be permitted to participate in the game until they are cleared by a physician.
Regular skin checks will be done for the rest of the season, according to Funk.