The Zionsville Little League Softball team will be allowed to compete in the World Series despite three positive COVID-19 tests last week, Little League announced Wednesday.
One individual tested positive during the team’s final round of tests during the Central Region tournament, and another round of tests was done Aug. 2, with two more participants testing positive.
“Assessing the contact tracing, test results, and time between positive tests and the start of the Little League Softball World Series, the Zionsville team is permitted to compete in Greenville, North Carolina, as the Central Region B team,” the release said. “The two participants who tested positive on Monday, August 2, will be able to rejoin their team, as directed by our medical advisors based on the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, on Thursday, August 12, and eligible to participate in the team’s game scheduled (game) for Friday, August 13 at 10 a.m. eastern time.”
Zionsville plays its first game Wednesday and again on Friday.
All other participants were tested when they arrived at the event, with unvaccinated participants being tested every other day. The three members of the team who tested positive will not be tested during the tournament, according to the release.