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YISD suspends summer athletic workouts after another coach tests positive for virus

The football field at Hanks High School in El Paso.

EL PASO, Texas -- The Ysleta Independent School District has suspended its summer strength camp and conditioning program for student athletes for at least for a couple of weeks as two coaches at high schools in the district have now been diagnosed with coronavirus.

The district made the workout suspension announcement Saturday after officials there were notified that a coach at Riverside High School tested positive for the coronavirus.

According to the school district, the coach had not been on Riverside campus since Monday. While on campus, he did participate in coaches training but did not attend any of the summer workouts and had no contact with students.

No other Riverside staff members were reporting symptoms, according to the district.

In recent days, a coach at Hanks High School had also tested positive for the virus.

In a statement YISD stated, "In light of the positive test at Hanks High School and now at Riverside, the spike in cases locally, and the governor's order to decrease occupancy limits, we believe it is in the best interest of students and staff if we suspend the summer strength and conditioning program until at least July 13th."

The school district said they will re-evaluate conditions and will consider allowing the program to start again on that date.

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