LAWSON — Lawson R-XIV School District in Ray County reports one of its students has contracted COVID-19. In a Tuesday, July 21, news release, the district reports it has ended athletic camps, and subsequently closed the high school gymnasium and weight room for precautionary cleaning through the end of the week.

The Covid-positive student’s sibling participated in a school athletic camp as well as weights and conditioning at the high school, but the infected student apparently did not. Lawson city pool is also closed on July 22 for maintenance and disinfection. Superintendent Roger Schmitz says summer school at Lawson Middle School and Southwest Elementary will continue as planned.