JOSHUA — Joshua ISD has temporarily suspended its summer strength and conditioning workouts after a student-athlete tested positive for COVID-19.
A press release from Joshua ISD states the student will self-quarantine for two weeks and “although participants were socially distant at all times, coaches and all other athletes who may have come in close contact have been notified.”
Joshua ISD does not have any workouts scheduled for July 6-10, per UIL guidelines. All athletic facilities and equipment will be thoroughly sanitized and deep cleaned during this break. Joshua’s summer strength and conditioning workouts — which the district refers to as Alpha Owl workouts — will resume July 15 at Owl Stadium.
Alpha Owl workouts for the Joshua football team at the Multipurpose Athletic Complex continue as scheduled this week, and will resume on July 13. The football team works out separately from non-football athletes and girls athletes.
The suspension of Joshua’s summer workouts due to a positive COVID-19 test is the third occurrence in Johnson County. Burleson ISD previously had to halt its workouts in June when a student received a positive test two days after attending a vigil honoring the life of a Burleson High School student that died. And earlier this week, Cleburne ISD announced its girl’s workouts were suspended until July 13 because a coach on the female staff tested positive for COVID-19.