(CEDAR HILL, TX) The Cedar Hill Independent School District has moved quickly to address a case of COVID-19 among one of its scholar-athletes.
The student showed no symptoms and he did not come in contact with an infected person on campus or while at practice.
When developing the safety protocols needed to begin summer workouts, CHISD devised a plan that allows athletes to workout in small groups or "pods" to minimize large group interaction.
As a precaution, the coach and 15 scholar-athletes in his pod must self-quarantine for 14 days, all the athletes in the pod have been notified.
Based off guidance from the Dallas County Health Department and direction from UIL; voluntary workouts will resume for the rest of the coaches and scholar-athletes.
They will have to answer some questions and take their temperature daily. District staff will continue to disinfect areas used for practice and students not feeling well are asked to stay home.
“The CHISD Athletic Staff has done a very good job of addressing this situation quickly and effectively,” CHISD Superintendent Dr. Gerald Hudson said. “We are grateful for their efforts to create a healthy environment for our scholar-athletes and staff.”