To: Parent/Students From: Cobb County Schools Re: Return to extracurricular activities
The Cobb County School District (CCSD) has been monitoring guidelines from Governor Brian Kemp, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), state and local public health officials, and the Georgia High School Association (GHSA). After carefully reviewing guidance from each, we have designated June 15, 2020 as our date to allow faculty led activities with our student-athletes at our high schools for Fall sports only. These activities will be voluntary and consist of weight training and conditioning only.
The guidelines allow for groups of twenty (20) to be involved in conditioning activities at a time in the same facility. We will follow the guidance and recommendations provided by public health officials during our group activities as well as our cleaning procedures. Each school principal, athletic director, and coach will receive a packet of information with guidance issued by the entities mentioned above.
Water fountains and locker rooms will be off-limits during this time. Any student showing up for conditioning will be required to have their temperature checked, will be asked COVID-19 exposure questions and will need to bring their own water with them. Students will not be allowed to participate in any training activities unless they have water in hand at the time of check in each day. We recommend they bring one (1) gallon daily.
Please understand the information we receive will evolve as we implement this plan which may force us to alter what we have in place. We ask for your patience as we process the new guidelines and potentially adjust our plans.
Finally, the safety of our students, coaches, and community are of utmost importance and we believe delaying our return until June 15, 2020 allows us to develop a clear, consistent and concise plan district wide.