Several Valley school districts suspend strength and conditioning summer workouts amid COVID-19

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HARLINGEN, Texas (KVEO)–Several school districts around the Rio Grande Valley are suspending their strength and conditioning summer workouts.

In May, the UIL and TEA officials agreed to allow school districts to host strength and conditioning summer sessions.

  • McAllen Independent School District

The district says they will be cancelling their summer strength and conditioning program, as well as all athletic and fine arts programs.

The district says they will continue its Virtual Training.

  • Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District

The district will suspend availability to schools and offices district wide, as well as, summer strength and conditioning programs, effective today.

The district says only essential personnel will be allowed to physically report to work until further notice.

Supervisors will provide guidance as far as who must report, and all health and safety guidelines will be followed. All other personnel may continue to work from home, the district says.

  • Weslaco Independent School District

Weslaco ISD announced their strength and conditioning program has been canceled until further notice.

“We will keep you informed and updated through normal social media channels and other forms of communication. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation and understanding during this unprecedented time” said the district through a statement.

  • Rio Hondo Independent School District

Rio Hondo ISD says they are taking a proactive approach to ensure the safety of their students. Strength and conditioning will be cancelled until further notice.

  • Brownsville Independent School District

The Brownsville school district says one of their students recently tested positive for COVID-19. As a caution, the district has postponed strength and conditioning until July 13th.

  • San Benito Independent School District

The San Benito Athletic Department was notified that a student had tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday June 15. The case was not contracted on campus, says the district.

“The San Benito High School Athletic Department will continue to practice diligence and monitor each student-athlete with weekly questionnaires and daily temperature checks” said the district through a statement.

  • Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District

Harlingen CISD says they are taking several precautions in place, such as temperature checks and sanitation of equipment. The district has not announced that they are postponing strength and conditioning.

  • Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District

Los Fresnos CISD is suspending strength and conditioning programs until further notice. While no student-athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 in the district, they are suspending workouts out of an abundance of caution.

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