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Second West Orange-Stark football player tests positive for COVID-19

Mustang will continue summer programs following protocols put in place

WEST ORANGE, Texas — A second West Orange-Stark football player has tested positive for COVID-19 according to a release from West Orange-Cove CISD this afternoon.

"Friday evening, a parent notified West Orange-Stark High School coaches that an athlete who attended football workouts this past week has tested positive for COVID-19. Upon further investigation, the local health department has directed a specific group of students and coaches that must quarantine due to close contact with the positive student.  The local health department is contacting all participants with further instructions.

Mustang workouts will continue summer programs following protocols put in place. Precautionary health screenings, including daily temperature checks, will continue for all participates in sanctioned activities. Students exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 should not participate in district activities.  Please follow CDC guidelines if you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19. For a list of possible symptoms, please refer to the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/.

Safety is our #1 concern at this time. Stay safe, Mustangs."

On June 15 West Orange-Stark was forced to shutdown voluntary workouts for the first time due to a positive test.

Since summer workouts were able to start on June 8 multiple schools have have suspended drills for various limits of times. Those include West Orange-Stark, Orangefield, Legacy Christian, Hamshire-Fannett, Port Arthur Memorial and West Brook. 

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