FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 19, 2021
DCSAA RECOMMENDATIONS FOR
THE RETURN TO HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the Mayor of the District of Columbia’s Order lifting the prohibition on high-contact sports with no COVID-19 restrictions beginning Friday, May 21, 2021, the DC State Athletic Association will permit high school student-athletes to participate in skill development drills, practice and compete in all sports. The DCSAA makes these strong recommendations:
As always, Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and/or member schools may have more stringent COVID-19 protocols in place. Coaches and student-athletes should check with their LEA and/or member school administrations for additional restrictions, such as mask requirements and spectator limitations. For updated DC Health guidance, please visit coronavirus.dc.gov/healthguidance.
“It has been a long 15 months,” DCSAA Executive Director Clark Ray said. “The DCSAA sincerely appreciates everyone’s patience during this time and their advocacy on behalf of all student-athletes. Our goal is to safely return to competition and maximize the experience for all student-athletes.”
To learn more about the District of Columbia State Athletic Association, please visit www.dcsaasports.org.
CONTACT: Josh Barr, firstname.lastname@example.org
About the District of Columbia State Athletic Association
The District of Columbia State Academic Association has served District of Columbia public schools, public charter schools, and independent private and parochial schools since 2012. Studies regularly show that students who participate in extracurricular activities generally are better prepared to succeed beyond high school and under DCSAA guidance, student-athlete participation has risen 44 percent. DCSAA empowers its membership to share knowledge and best practices in order to help student-athletes achieve their goals through athletic programming and valuable academic and personal learning experiences.