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A Floydada football player has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The positive case on the football team was announced by the Floydada CISD on its Facebook page on Wednesday. It is the first known instance of an athlete having the virus in the Herald coverage area. Fall practices began for Class 4A-1A teams last week.
In the post announcing the case, Floydada CISD described the protocol that was implemented.
Floydada’s athletic director Todd Bandy was informed of the case at 2:49 p.m. on Wednesday. Bandy then informed superintendent Gilbert Trevino and head football coach Scotty Bruington of the situation. From there, dates of the player’s attendance at practice were checked and verified. A meeting was held with the superintendent to determine the next steps and maintenance was sent over to disinfect the athletic field house.
The football player is also a member of the band, so band director Franklin Piland was also notified. Piland decided to cancel band practices for the rest of the week. Football players were sent home and practices and workouts have been canceled for the remainder of the week. The staff is in the process of tracking and tracing all students that may have come in contact with the student.
As of Thursday morning, the case has not been accounted for in Floyd County’s total case count.
No new information was available for Swisher, Lamb and Castro Counties.
The City of Lubbock reported 70 new cases of the virus. These new cases bring Lubbock County’s numbers to 6,365 total cases, 1,677 active cases, 4,604 recoveries and 84 deaths.
The Amarillo Public Health Department reported 59 new cases between Potter County and Randall County. Both counties have 404 active cases through Wednesday afternoon.