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COVID cancels two high school games this weekend

2 student-athletes at Archbishop Shaw's tested positive for COVID-19, St. Augustine has cancelled all events through Monday
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NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — The high school football weekend match ups of Archbishop Shaw vs Holy Cross and St. Augustine vs. John Curtis, have been canceled due to COVID exposures.

Archbishop Shaw and Holy Cross were set to play October 8 at Joe Yenni Stadium.

St. Augustine and John Curtis' game was scheduled for Saturday.

The interim principal of Archbishop Shaw, Fr. Lou Molinelli, confirmed the decision to Eyewitness News' Meg Farris and said it was a very difficult decision to make.

Two student athletes at Shaw, who participate in football, cheerleading and band, tested positive for the virus.

Molinelli'  wrote a letter to LHSAA and Executive Director Eddie Bonine informing him about the positive tests.

The cases also prompted Archbishop Shaw to move to full virtual learning until all students, faculty and staff test negative for COVID.

St. Augustine, school spokesperson Melissa Duplantier, said that for now the school is canceling everything through Monday.

Shaw has the same access to COVID testing, as the general public and the results usually come back in a day or two.

Archbishop Shaw consulted Epidemiologist Dr. Grace Lee for proper direction and both students have been asked to quarantine.

Shaw has an upcoming game against Rummel and school officials hope that the game can go as planned.

This is a developing story, and it will be updated with the latest information available. Stick with WWLTV.com for the latest news.

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