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Ben Bolt forfeits game against Kenedy after several student-athletes test positive for COVID-19

Monday, the district announced that Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco will forfeit the bi-district game against Kenedy due to multiple positive cases of COVID-19.

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. 

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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. 

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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.

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A letter sent home to parents says a student-athlete has tested positive for COVID-19.

Everyone who may have had close contact with the student will be notified. 

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