Charleston County School District will halt all winter athletic games and competitions for the next three weeks effective Thursday, December 17 and running through Sunday, January 10 as a precaution against the further spread of COVID-19.
Conditions will be revisited during the first week in January to determine if teams can return to normal schedules by January 11. Schools will work to reschedule all region games that are missed during this time period.
Data shows that the number of COVID-19 quarantines following games has been much higher among athletes than the rate among the general student body in schools. This is simply a move to help safeguard the overall health and safety of our student athletes during the holiday period.
High school teams will be allowed to continue with practices for varsity winter sports only from December 21-30 using strict safety protocols.
Decisions about practice beyond that time will depend on conditions during the first week in January.
The normal protocols related to positive cases and close contact tracing will be in effect for all teams, and a single case will result in the suspension of practice for the entire team.