Some Anderson High sports programs suspended due to spike in COVID-19 cases

AUSTIN (KXAN) — After seven new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported at Anderson High School, the Austin Independent School District is suspending some of its sports programs.

The district announced Wednesday that all Anderson High junior varsity, freshman and off-season athletic activities will be suspended for at least two weeks, including practice, play and games.

Those programs will be able to restart on Wednesday, April 28.

As an additional measure, all in-season varsity players at the school are required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test before participating in any athletic activities, including practice and play. That documentation must be presented to the head coach of each sport, AISD said. They can get tested on or off campus.

The district hosted a mass COVID-19 testing event Wednesday afternoon for students at Anderson and encouraged players

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SATIRE: UNC Charlotte uses science, logic to combat COVID-19 | Opinion

Author’s note: This is a satire article and does not include accurate information concerning COVID-19. For up-to-date information, visit the Center for Disease Control’s website or check out the Niner Times’ more factual reporting. 

Unprecedented, uncertain: Both novel words to describe the novel coronavirus. The past year has been a confusing time for all of us, but at least UNC Charlotte has made each decision with nothing but science in consideration. As we move closer to herd immunity and the end of the school year, let’s review some of the policies that have saved us all. 

Hallway arrows

Enter most UNC Charlotte buildings, and you will find arrows on the floor indicating which direction you should walk. They follow a complex epidemiological concept called “walk on the right.” This concept stems from the 100% scientific fact that COVID-19 aerosol transmission only occurs in one direction. This way, when you pass

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High school football games changed following positive COVID-19 tests

FRESNO, California (KSEE) – Fresno County is closely monitoring high school contact sports when it comes to COVID-19 transmission, testing to find players who have the virus but do not show symptoms. It has forced some high school football games to be changed due to positive tests.

Clovis North was scheduled to play Clovis High School this Friday, but those plans have changed. Clovis High will be playing Madera High school instead.

Athletic Director for Madera Unified School District Marty Bitter said they test also their student-athletes for COVID-19.

“We tested on Monday,” said Bitter. We did a PCR test and what we do with that is they contact trace 48 hours prior if you do have a positive.”

Bitter said Madera High School did not have any of their student-athletes test positive this time around.

“Clovis North is where they had a little bit of the outbreak,” said Bitter.

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Education shifting from crisis management to recovery as pandemic persists | COVID-19

TRAVERSE CITY — Casey Petz calls March 13, 2020, a “day that will live in infamy” for students, educators and families across Michigan.

Petz, the Suttons Bay Public Schools superintendent, and most others did not know that an expected two- to three-week school shutdown would spiral into the rest of the school year — canceling graduations, proms and many other cherished school memories.

Each friend who was missed, each milestone that passed, each day away from class, each auditorium and stage left empty, each game that went unplayed — each loss lashed students, and left lasting marks.

This doesn’t include the trauma and fear for those who contracted COVID-19 or knew someone who did. That stark wake-up call often made the pandemic real and frightening for students.

Some have healed. Others are still reminded by the scars. Either way, the grief remains.

Petz said the negative energy of grief is

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