8 Central Texas programs suspend summer workouts due to COVID-19 contact

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Eight Central Texas high school athletic programs have suspended summer strength and conditioning workouts after reported close contact with COVID-19 as of Tuesday, June 23.

Hutto, San Marcos CISD, La Grange and Bastrop ISD along with Lake Travis, Austin, Manor and Bowie High Schools have all suspended athletic camp activities for a various amount of time due to concerns or connections to the novel coronavirus.

On Monday, Hutto ISD announced it was postponing athletic activities until June 30 after a participant tested positive for COVID-19. Lake Travis said in a tweet on Monday that its summer conditioning program will take a break until July 6.

Manor ISD reported a “string of presumptive positive cases” on campus and is canceling strength and conditioning camps until further notice, according to MISD’s website. La Grange ISD canceled its workouts until July 6, reporting that a student participating in a camp tested positive for COVID-19.

Austin High School announced it is suspending strength and conditioning until July 13 after a camp participant was in contact with someone with COVID-19. Bowie High School is also pausing workouts until July 13.

On June 18, Bastrop ISD suspended summer workouts after three athletes tested positive. San Marcos CISD is aiming to reopen summer workouts beginning July 6 after an athlete at a recent camp was confirmed positive for COVID-19.

The University Interscholastic League allowed schools to begin “limited” summer workouts on June 8.

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