Dear Mary Walker Sports Fans:
Today, the Washington State Department of Health (WADOH) revised the requirements for high contact/high aerosol indoor sports, which include basketball, wrestling, and cheer. The new directive requires all athletes, coaches, trainers, and personnel to test 3 times each week, with one of those tests occurring on a contest day.
This change comes as a result of an uptick in positive cases and evidence of widespread lack of compliance with masking and social distancing requirements at education-based sporting events.
We are doing our best to keep sports going strong for our athletes. We will test athletes on a regular Monday/Wednesday/Friday schedule unless contests require a different order. I ask that anyone who attends a sports contest to comply with the mask and social distancing requirements. Information IS being shared with WADOH and we are fortunate their action was not more severe.
We appreciate your ongoing support of Mary Walker School District Athletics. If you have any questions, please call 509-258-4534 or email email@example.com