The Coronavirus pandemic continues to surge with Texas seeing new highs of positive tests. These recent spikes have caused a number of Central Texas high school camps to pause their workouts until after the Fourth of July holiday.
The first was Austin High ceasing their workouts after a player who was attending the camp was in direct contact with someone that had tested positive. Then came Bowie, Manor, Bastrop, and San Marcos. Austin High parents received an email from the school noting when the camp would re-open and also that they were taking the issue seriously saying:
“During this shutdown period, we will use this time to do an additional deep cleaning of all of our workout facilities. The Austin High athletic department is taking these steps, which exceed the expectations set forth by the most recent guidelines of the UIL and health authorities.
“Rest assured, the health and safety of our athletes and coaches is our first priority. If at any time during the quarantine, a student-athlete begins to show any COVID-19 -related symptoms and/or receives a positive test result, we ask that you notify your physician and Coach (Mike) Rosenthal immediately. We will continue to monitor this situation and will provide additional information as needed. We appreciate everyone’s support and dedication in ensuring the health and safety of our athletes and coaches.”
Lake Travis had to shut their conditioning camp down on Monday because of multiple positive tests across a number of athletic programs.
Lake Travis Football Summer Conditioning program will take a pause until the week of July 6. Parents – Check your email for a message from @CoachHankCarter
— Lake Travis Football (@LTHSCavFootball) June 22, 2020
With the recent surge in positive tests and the season rapidly approaching, is this what we will continue to see: teams being forced to shut down their operations due to the Coronavirus?