Taft self-quarantines football team after positive COVID test

Posted at 3:58 PM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 20:18:18-04

TAFT, Texas — The Taft football program has been placed into self-quarantine after the school announced a positive COVID case at practice on Monday.

The Runnin' Greyhounds started their practices on Monday.

The football program announced in a tweet today that all those student athletes who attended that practice will be self-quarantined for 14 days per University Interscholastic League/Centers for Disease Control protocols.

The district announced that all parents of the affected football athletes have been contacted.

Before practice began on Monday, all incoming student-athletes and parents reviewed protocol and completed a new pre-screening before they could attend practice.

UIL guidelines were followed at Taft's practices.

Upon arrival, student athletes could not have a temperature greater than or equal to 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit and participate in practice. Athletes brought their own water bottles and towels for practice. There was no sharing of water or towels between athletes.