BUTLER COUNTY—The Andover Central High School summer work-out program, operational since June 8, has taken a hiatus after school officials learned that two student athletes were exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.


The Kansas State High School Activities Association’s Board of Directors gave each school the ability to hold summer workout activities starting on June 1. Many schools kicked off their summer workouts on June 8 with record numbers.


According to the district, those who were exposed did test negative for COVID-19 but athletes and staff will still take off until July 6 as a safety precaution.


"We feel the safest option for our students is to hit pause on these activities and encourage athletes who have been attending them to self-quarantine until we have more information about this situation," The Andover School District said in an email on Friday.


While there are no confirmed positive cases of the coronavirus at Andover, the district will try to protect their students by suspending workouts now, instead of waiting until there is a cluster spreading throughout the activities.


For now, the suspension of summer workouts only affect Andover Central, not Andover High.


Andover High has taken precautions with the scare within the district. They are spreading out their workouts, so there are fewer people in at once.