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Kemp ISD one of many districts with positive COVID-19 tests

 

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KEMP–Several Texas school districts have altered or suspended summer workout schedules due to positive COVID-19 tests.
Kemp ISD shut down their summer strength and conditioning workout program after a student-athlete tested positive for COVID-19 June 16. The program will return July 1 after a deep cleaning of the high school facilities.
Van ISD has canceled workouts for all male athletes after several staff members, including one affiliated with the boys’ athletic program, tested positive for COVID-19. Workouts for female athletes will continue as scheduled since they work out at a separate location.
Carlisle ISD has also temporarily suspended summer strength and conditioning workouts for the boys until further notice after a family member of a male student-athlete tested positive for COVID-19.
Marshall ISD announced in a letter sent to parents that they would be stopping their workouts until June 22. According to the letter that was sent to our sports department, a member of the athletic personnel contracted COVID-19.
Marshall ISD stated that the individual contracted it over the weekend and they do not believe they have come into contact with any of the coaches or athletes in that time.
The district is using this time of no workouts to disinfect all the athletic facilities at the school.
It is yet to be seen if this is a sign of things to come whenever children return to school in early August across the state. How that affects high school athletic programs as well as younger children’s sports programs is also up in the air come August.