JCPS releases plan to keep student athletes safe during coronavirus pandemic

JCPS releases plan to keep student athletes safe during coronavirus pandemic
The Jefferson County Public School district released details on its plan to keep student athletes safe from COVID-19. (Source: Sarah Shaffer)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The Jefferson County Public School district released details on its plan to keep student athletes safe from COVID-19.

As part of the plan, everyone including student athletes, staff and fans will be screened for COVID-19 before being allowed inside to watch a game. JCPS made the decision to have venues at no more than 20% capacity to start.

Anyone who is not playing a game must be wearing a mask, including coaches and cheerleaders.

Students will workout with the same group or “pod” to limit exposure to the virus and help with contact tracing if someone does test positive. Non-game day workouts are also to be limited to no more than one hour.

Any individual, student-athlete, coach, athletic trainer, support staff or official exhibiting signs of COVID-19 shall be tested before returning, according to the district.

For event hosted by KHSAA, a limit of eight teams will be allowed in a facility with no cross-play between facilities.

Currently, middle and elementary fall sports are postponed until in person classes start. If a student or staff member tests positive for the virus they will not be identified by name because of medical privacy laws.

View a full list of the guidelines below:

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