Beaumont ISD announced Aug. 3 that a West Brook student who has been participating in football practices tested positive for COVID-19.
Beaumont Independent School District announced Aug. 3 that it had received notice that a West Brook student-athlete attending freshman football practice tested positive for COVID-19. The student last participated on Wednesday, July 29, and all students that were present at practice with the student identified as positive for COVID-19 have received individual notices of potential exposure, according to the school district.
In accordance with UIL guidelines, BISD has implemented rigorous health screening, social distancing, and sanitization practices for all student workouts, including screening of staff and student temperatures, cleaning of all objects between each student’s use, and limited sharing of equipment. As such, CDC guidance provides that the risk of students contracting COVID-19 from the infected student is low. Nevertheless, in order to safeguard the health and safety of our student-athletes, all students that participated in the 7-10 a.m. freshman football practice will be excluded from workouts until Aug. 17, in an abundance of caution. The limited areas accessed by the student diagnosed with COVID-19 have been deep-cleaned.
While all student-athletes are permitted to participate in summer strength conditioning and skills training, participation in summer workouts is strictly voluntary and the health and safety of our students and community is our top priority. We appreciate your cooperation as we work through these challenges and continue to support our Beaumont ISD community. For more information regarding the precautions BISD is taking to safe-guard the health of our students, visit the Athletic Department website to view the District’s Summer Strength Conditioning and Skill Training manual.