Lubbock ISD announced Friday the Lubbock High School girls basketball program has been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.
Administrators confirmed cases affecting the girls program. In consultation with local health authorities, the district reports the decision has been made to place the girl’s basketball teams on hiatus until Dec. 3 to allow for treatment of those who have contracted the virus and quarantines for those who have exposure risk due to close contact.
All practices are canceled and games will either be rescheduled or canceled. The suspension will affect the varsity girls games with Shallowater on Nov. 20; Amarillo Tascosa on Nov. 24; and Midland Lee on Dec 1, according to the district.
Lubbock ISD protocols require the wearing of appropriate face coverings for students, teachers, coaches, staff and administrators as well as social distancing. The Texas Education Agency defines close contact as being within six feet of an infected person for a duration of 15 minutes while not wearing a mask, or being directly exposed to infectious secretions like a cough or sneeze. As a precautionary measure and in the spirit of transparency, district administrators are asking families to closely monitor for these COVID-19 symptoms:
Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees F.
Loss of taste or smell
Shortness of breath
Congestion or runny nose
Shaking or exaggerated shivering
Significant muscle pain or ache
Nausea or vomiting
Lubbock ISD adheres to COVID-19 protocols established by the Texas Education Agency, University Interscholastic League and City of Lubbock Health Department.