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Two Arab High School student-athletes test positive for coronavirus

Practices are suspended at Arab High School after two students tested positive for coronavirus.

Posted: Jun 23, 2020 1:47 PM
Updated: Jun 23, 2020 6:12 PM

Two student-athletes at Arab High School have tested positive for coronavirus.

John Ingram, the school’s principal, said the two students are asymptomatic.

Ingram said the school district usually takes the week of the Fourth of July off for summer practices, so they decided to suspend activities for this week as well.

"The week of the Fourth is traditionally a week off for our athletic programs anyway, so we felt like suspending activities this week would give us additional time for our student athletes to be apart and also for us to go in and continue to sanitize and do a deep cleaning of our facilities," said Ingram.

Ingram says they will continue with the safety procedures already in place.

"Each day, the temperature of our student athletes is taken, we question them for potential symptoms," said Ingram.

He says while students are at practice they also are in small groups and social distance as much as possible.

Ingram wants parents to know, if your child does not feel well they should stay home.

"Any time your child feels ill or you feel uncomfortable with them coming to workout, please communicate that with our head coaches and please know that their safety and health is our upmost priority and we want to take care of all of our students in Arab Alabama," said Ingram.

You can find more coverage of the coronavirus pandemic's impact in North Alabama here.

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