TEMPLE, Texas — Across Central Texas, athletic trainers have been forced into new roles as school districts try to monitor and combat the spread of coronavirus.
Temple ISD’s head trainer, Windee Skrabanek, says she was tasked with performing contact tracing and keeping COVID-19 records within the school district’s athletic department.
This all comes in addition to her typical duties.
Skrabanek often helps student-athletes rehab from injuries before morning practices, then assists during daily practice times for every sport on campus. She also teaches an athletic training class during the second half of the school day before working at games during the evenings.
During whatever extra free time she has, Skrabanek is also often asked to help with random jobs around campus. Recently, she helped fix a garage door near the baseball field.
“Kind of our big thing has always been that we’re the lug nuts of the team,” she said. “You don’t…