Despite a surge in positive COVID tests in schools, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) announced Friday afternoon that games and practices can continue as scheduled because of the vaccination requirement for MCPS Athletics. However, the following guidance from the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services was announced:
- All contests during Winter Break (Dec. 23-Jan. 2) are canceled; optional practices are allowed.
- Beginning Monday, Dec. 20, if a team has three or more active positive COVID-19 cases, all team activities must be paused for 14 days (this will begin on Dec. 20, not retroactive).
For the complete message from MCPS, check below:
Please see @MCPSAthletics 12/17/21 update. This communication includes updated guidance from the Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services & reminders regarding program operations. Thank you for your commitment to safe competition! #WeRAISE https://t.co/Y6Vq6ZvNm2
— MCPS Athletics (@MCPSAthletics) December 17, 2021