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CPS Athletics Updates

January 12, 2022

We hope that everyone is doing well and enjoying a healthy and safe start to your new year. As we transition to remote learning and proceed with winter athletics, we want to share some important updates as of January 11, 2022. Our top priority continues to be the health and safety of our students, staff and community. If you have any questions, please contact your coach and school's athletic director. 

Schools Transitioning to Remote Learning for all K–12 Schools

  • All athletic activities will remain ongoing at this time. This includes all games and practices. 
  • During the districtwide remote learning period, January 12, 2022–January 23, 2022, our spectator capacity is noted below:
    • Two spectators per student athlete
    • Approved media and recruiters, these spectators do not count towards the two spectators per student athlete.
  • It is vitally important for all students, staff and spectators to continue monitoring for possible COVID-19 symptoms. If you are symptomatic, please do not attend any events at Cincinnati Public Schools' facilities. If you are experiencing symptoms, please get tested for COVID-19.  

Health & Safety/COVID-19 Protocol Updates

  • Test to Play/Mask to Stay — CPS Athletics will continue Test to Play/Mask to Stay protocols.
  • Please see vaccination/quarantine updates below, per the most recent CDC updates:
    • What is fully vaccinated? 
      • Defined as Moderna/Pfizer — two weeks after the primary series
    • Positive student-athlete quarantine length: 
      • On day six of onset of symptoms, student-athletes may return to school as symptoms vastly improve. On day 11 of onset of symptoms, student-athletes may return to athletics.
    • Fully vaccinated close contact with no symptoms: 
      • Exempt from quarantine.
    • Fully vaccinated close contact with symptoms: 
      • Student-athletes should quarantine at home until a negative test confirms symptoms are not attributable to COVID-19.
    • Not fully vaccinated close contact exposed in the community: 
      • Student-athletes must quarantine at home for a minimum of five days from the date of last exposure. If no symptoms remain from initial exposure, student-athletes can return on day six without a test.  Student-athletes with symptoms can return on day six with a negative test. If a symptomatic student-athlete decides not to test, they will need to quarantine for ten days from initial exposure.

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