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COVID updates for Athletes

In alignment with the Washington Department of Health’s updated school safety requirements, the following COVID-19 mitigation protocols will be implemented for high-risk indoor sports (such as basketball, wrestling, water polo, indoor cheer):

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Sept. 27, 2021 

Universal masking is required by all athletes, coaches, athletic trainers and support personnel when in weight rooms, regardless of vaccination status.

Masks are not required for athletes while practicing or competing in low-risk or moderate-risk sports indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

Masks are not required for fully vaccinated athletes practicing or competing in high-risk indoor sports. Masks are not required for unvaccinated athletes practicing or competing in high-risk indoor sports when they participate in screening testing.

To ensure safe participation in athletics, schools must institute screening testing protocols for unvaccinated athletes, coaches, trainers, and other personnel who work with athletes in high-risk indoor sports.

Screening testing is required for all unvaccinated athletes in high-risk indoor sports (basketball, wrestling, water polo, and indoor cheer).
 
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Our screening protocol for testing is twice per week. Testing is free of charge and performed by our school nurse, Liz Pray.