PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield High School Cardinals football team has canceled its home game vs. the Somerville Pioneers Oct. 31 because the team was exposed to an opposing player in an Oct. 23 game who has tested positive for COVID-19.

A letter from Myrna Dyson, the Plainfield School district's nursing supervisor, was sent to parents and guardians of Plainfield Cardinal football players to inform them that a player on South Plainfield's team tested positive for COVID-19; the two teams met on Friday, October 23.

Plainfield's players must now quarantine for 14 days, and practice may resume on Nov. 6.

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Read the letter to parents and guardians herepdf, or view it online here.

According to the schedule online, the Cardinals were scheduled to take on Somerville at home this Saturday, Oct. 31, but the game has been canceled. The game at Scotch Plains-Fanwood, scheduled to be played on Nov. 6, has been postponed.

The district is offering COVID-19 testing for all students — and only students — on Saturday at Plainfield High School in the Stelle Avenue parking lot, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Students must register online and provide insurance information by October 30. Register here.

Read the letter to parents herepdf.