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Cathedral High School suspends athletics after football player working out gets virus

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El Paso's Cathedral High School.

EL PASO, Texas -- A student football player who worked out at Cathedral High School's training facility this week has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, prompting the school to suspend athletic activities for the next two weeks.

El Paso Catholic Diocese officials made the announcement on Friday evening.

"Out of an abundance of caution, the training facility at Cathedral High School and all school athletic activities have been suspended for the recommended 14-day quarantine and disinfection period," said Diocese spokesperson Fernie Ceniceros.

In addition, Ceniceros said the parents of all students who worked out at the school on the same day as the now-infected athlete were notified. Those students, along with the school's athletics staff, "have all been encouraged to be tested for the virus and to self-quarantine for 14 days."

The student-athlete's infection occurred after the school reopened its training facility at the start of the week under University Interscholastic League guidelines.

The virus case also happened despite the facility being regularly sanitized and students and staff wearing masks, following social distancing and undergoing temperature checks.

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