Winter Sports Resumption (Jan. 2021)
On Monday, January 18th, Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) lifted the Tier 3 Mitigations in Region 10, which had paused our Winter Sports. As a result, we will resume all low-risk Winter Sports beginning on Thursday, January 21st (Girls Badminton, Girls & Boys Bowling, Girls Gymnastics, Boys Swim & Dive, Cheer, and Dance).
District 219 Athletic Departments will continue to follow IDPH and IHSA Guidelines as our Winter Sports resume. It is imperative that all student-athletes communicate any Covid-19 symptoms to their coaches before attending any practices. Student-athletes must also be registered on the 8 to 18 website and have a current physical (conducted in the last 13 months) in order to participate in Winter Sports.
As a reminder, here are the Athletic COVID Safety Protocols for our Winter Sports.
Within the next two weeks, the IHSA will provide start and end dates for all sports that have yet to participate, as well as important guidelines for “contact days” (similar to this Fall). As we finalize our revised competition schedules for Winter Sports, we will begin to explore options for contact days for our student-athletes beginning in February. We will communicate information to student-athletes and families as it becomes available.
If you have any questions, please contact the Head Coach of each sport or the Athletic Directors (emails listed below).
Brett Bildstein Danae Russell
2/3/2021 3:05 PM