Central Catholic forfeits playoff football game, moves to remote learning because of COVID-19

PITTSBURGH — Central Catholic High School has forfeited the 6A state quarterfinal football game a day after the school was closed due to COVID-19 cases.

According to the PIAA, Central Catholic notified the league it would be “unable to play the contest” Friday night against McDowell High School in Erie, Pa.

After receiving a report of a third person testing positive for COVID-19, Central Catholic High School was closed on Thursday. District officials said the cases are independent of each other and there is not internal spread of the virus. CLICK HERE for more details.

Friday, after a fourth positive case, the diocese announced the school would move to online learning starting Monday and lasting until at least Tuesday, Dec. 1 2020.

The cases do not appear to have been spread amongst the four people infected, according to a news release.

All athletics and extracurricular activities that can’t be done online are being suspended.