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Betty H. Fairfax High School football player tests positive for COVID-19

Posted at 4:18 PM, Oct 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-16 01:32:43-04

PHOENIX — A member of the Betty H. Fairfax High School's football team in Laveen, part of the Phoenix Union High School District, tested positive for COVID-19, the district announced Thursday.

The district said it learned of the positive test on Tuesday and immediately suspended all sports activities and began contact tracing, a news release said. Those who were in close contact with the student were asked to quarantine for 14 days, the district said.

The school underwent a deep-cleaning. Sports that were not impacted or exposed have resumed, the district said.

On Thursday, the district said it learned of a possible COVID-19 exposure at the main offices of both Alhambra High School and the Academies at South Mountain High School. As a result, those offices would remain closed for the rest of the week

Both individuals either showed symptoms of COVID-19 or were living with someone who had tested positive for the virus, the district said. Those who had close contact with the individuals have been asked to quarantine for two weeks.

Because of the pandemic and the community spread in the zip codes around the district, Phoenix Union announced weeks ago that it would not have in-person instruction until at least January 2021.