Winter Sports COVID Protocols - December 8, 2021

Winter Sports COVID Protocols - December 8, 2021

As winter sports for the high school and middle school get into full swing, I wanted to take a moment to keep you aware of our Covid protocols for the winter season.  All student-athletes, coaches and officials must be masked at all times.  All spectators in all MRSD buildings must also be masked at all times.  For any games that take place at out of district venues, spectators must follow the venues guidelines on masking, however all players, coaches and officials will remain masked regardless of the venue.

Safety protocols for a Covid positive case on a winter sports team:
Winter sports will follow the same safety protocols for positive COVID cases that are used at the high school and middle school for identified in-school close contacts. When there is a positive individual on a sports team, all team members will be identified as close contacts and notified of the date(s) of exposure.

Asymptomatic, fully vaccinated close contacts are exempt from testing and quarantine response protocols. Unvaccinated close contacts can participate in Test and Stay in order to remain in school and continue to participate in sports. Unvaccinated students who opt not to participate in Test and Stay must quarantine from school and sports for the period of time designated by the nursing staff. Students participating in Test and Stay who have games on the weekend must test on that weekend day in order to play. That testing will be done by Athletic Trainer Taylor Murray. Practices and games will continue as scheduled with all student-athletes who remain in school, including the vaccinated students exempt from protocols and those participating in Test and Stay. Please monitor your child for symptoms. Should your child develop even mild symptoms, they should isolate and get a PCR test.

Please keep in communication with your child’s school nurse for any changes in your child’s health or testing during this time.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding winter sports Covid protocols, feel free to call the Athletic office or email me.
Thank you for your time.
Go Sharks!
Karen Guillemette, CAA
Director of Athletics