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