Video: Louisiana Wrestling Tournament Led to COVID-19 Outbreak According to Officials

People are running around, during the Rona pandemic, and refuse to do the simplest of things. How hard is it to wear a mask when out in public settings?

More than 20 people have tested positive for COVID-19 after attending last week’s 48th Annual Louisiana Classic Wrestling Tournament in Gonzales, Louisiana, according to health officials. The outbreak has affected athletes, staff, and attendees of the two-day event.

Approximately 400 wrestlers took part in the two-day event at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center.

Officials said anyone who attended the tournament on either day should consider themselves exposed to the virus and should immediately get tested even if they are not experiencing symptoms.

They added that all individuals who attended the tournament should quarantine to prevent further spread.

Photos and videos taken by The Advocate from the tournament show social distancing wasn’t being enforced and while some spectators were wearing face masks, many weren’t.

A top LHSAA official issued a memo Friday to all LHSAA wrestling schools, informing them that multiple student-athletes involved in the tournament had recently tested positive for COVID-19.

In the meantime, some LHSAA wrestling events were going on as scheduled this weekend.

We’re going to be here, with the Rona, for a while.


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