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Cigarroa High School gym under quarantine

Laredo ISD confirms that they have 16 positive cases of COVID, the majority within the athletic department.
Letter issued by the City of Laredo Health Department
Letter issued by the City of Laredo Health Department(KGNS)
Published: Oct. 21, 2020 at 7:47 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 21, 2020 at 5:59 PM CDT
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LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) - Laredo ISD confirms that they have 16 positive cases of COVID, the majority within the athletic department.

A second quarantine order was issued to the district Tuesday evening for the Cigarroa High School gym after a volleyball player tested positive.

This comes less than a week after Martin High School received a quarantine order for the football field house which has locker rooms, locker house, and offices.

That was issued after football players and coaches tested positive.

On Wednesday KGNS spoke with LISD superintendent Doctor Sylvia Rios and athletic director Sylvia Barrera on the Digital News Desk to find out whether this would cause other programs to shutdown.

“We want to make sure that the closure is going to be relevant with the people actually involved," said Dr. Rios. "That is why we still have cross country, that is why we still have tennis, that is why we still have volleyball for those programs that don’t have those positive cases. Are we concerned very because we understand that people do mingle after hours even though we do have those strict protocols during the day.”

Dr. Rios says that they will continue monitoring students involved in extracurricular activities during district COVID testing.

Quarantine orders for both Martin and Cigarroa are expected to be lifted by October 29th.

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