The district athletic directors and safety team met Tuesday to discuss the recent increase in positive COVID-19 cases due to the omicron variant. We are very concerned about the safety of our student-athletes and will do everything in our power to keep them safe. This is why we have decided to postpone all athletic events for two weeks, until Tuesday, January 18, 2022.
This does not include practices; teams are allowed to continue to practice among their cohort (JV, varsity, etc.), provided they continue to get tested through the district’s existing athletic testing program. Practices are considered a contained event (same players, coaches and routine), which creates the cohort and is considered similar to being in the same household.
Postponing all games for two weeks allows us to better know where we are at with positive cases on our teams. In recent weeks, other schools outside of our district have also been sporadically postponing games due to positive cases. We have been in contact with Tri-County Athletic League (TCAL) officials, who informed us that other schools are shutting down for two weeks.
While we believe that the student-athlete experience and competition are essential parts of a student's education, we believe an abundance of caution is needed at this time.