3 Students Training at High Schools in Contra Costa County Contract COVID-19

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Three students working out at East Bay high school campuses have contracted the coronavirus, according to school district officials.

The students from the Liberty Union High School District in eastern Contra Costa County tested positive for the virus after engaging in approved activities, the district said in a letter to families.

The students were working out under the supervision of coaches, maintaining social distance and wearing masks to and from campus, the letter said. The specific high schools were not named, but the district believes the students were infected while training outside their designated workout groups.

"We don’t believe they got it from anything that happened on campus. We believe it was a community transmission that happened off campus," said Liberty Union High District Superintendant Eric Volta.

Anyone who has been in contact with the students has been notified, the district said.

Liberty Union has suspended all summer workouts and conditioning activities, in part because of the incident but also because officials aren't sure if fall sports will take place.

"I would be very concerned at this point to send my child back to school." said parent Yolanda Martin.

Classes in the district are scheduled to start Aug. 10 with a hybrid model splitting students into two groups, one on campus and the other online.

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