Officials with the Thomasville City Schools District were alerted July 14 that a student athlete had tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), said Garth Moss, Thomasville school superintendent.
The athlete was a member of the football program. School officials believe the infection was isolated to the Thomasville High School weight room, and the school system is shutting down the weight room for the remainder of the week. Representatives with CINTAS Corporation in Tuscaloosa will perform a deep cleaning of the weight room, Moss said, and the facility will resume operations on July 20.
The football program will continue other workouts this week outside of the weight room.
The student athlete had a student partner in the weightlifting activity, and the parents of that fellow athlete have been notified.