BEN BOLT, Texas — Editor's Note: Above video is from Friday, Nov. 6.
Ben Bolt- Palito Blanco ISD sent a letter home to parents Friday that said a student-athlete has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently quarantining.
Monday, the district announced that Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco will forfeit the bi-district game against Kenedy due to multiple positive student-athlete cases of COVID-19, Athletic Director Gary Cunningham told 3Sports.
The district said Friday that after investigating the first positive case, the risk of transmission was low and they will be deep-cleaning the affected areas over the weekend. That does not look to be the case, as several more student-athletes have tested positive since.
All students who tested positive must provide a negative result before going back to campus, the letter said.
All girls basketball, football, and cheer participants must provide a negative COVID-19 test and be asymptomatic before returning to campus, the letter said. All practices were canceled for the weekend.
Everyone who may have had close contact with the student will be notified.
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