Dear CDS Athletic Students, Parents and Families,
In response to the Phase 1 protocols the school will be taking due to the COVID-19 increase in our community, I have updated the Athletics protocol with the guidance of the Leadership team, CDS Health and Wellness Task force and CDC guidelines. These guidelines will be evaluated every 14 days or if anything changes that requires us to make an adjustment.
Phase 1 for athletics includes required masks in situations where athletes, coaches and families are indoors and unable to be properly distanced. We also ask that anyone experiencing symptoms consistent with that of COVID remain out of practice until they are free of symptoms for 24 hours without medicine. The following CDC protocol will be used to address exposure to a positive and those testing positive:
Quarantine for 10 days if you have been in close contact (within 6 feet of someone for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone who has COVID-19, unless you have been fully vaccinated. People who are fully vaccinated do NOT need to quarantine after contact with someone who had COVID-19 unless they have symptoms. However, fully vaccinated people should get tested 3-5 days after their exposure, even if they don’t have symptoms and wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until their test result is negative. People who are not vaccinated will need to be quarantined for 10 days or may choose to get PCR tested after day 5 and return day 8 with a negative test, as long as they remain without symptoms.
If you have been infected with the virus based on a positive test, isolate yourself for 10 days, even if you don't have symptoms and you are vaccinated.
Athletes and coaches who are vaccinated-in-quarantine status will be allowed to practice and compete but will be asked to wear a mask as much as possible, socially distance and to stay out if any symptoms arise. If an athlete is quarantined or in isolation during a tryout, that athlete will be given an opportunity to tryout on their return.
Suzy Cail, our school nurse, and the CDS Task Force will be closely monitoring the situation. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any positive case, exposure or questions regarding these guidelines. It is important that we as a school family protect each other, being transparent with information will help.
Shon Hardy, CAA
Director of Athletics