Titans News · Updated GCPS Athletics and GHSA Guidance


As we prepare for home events the GHSA and GCPS has released updated guidance as of 8/6/2020.  We have also begun the process of adding more signage for our facilities so that fans and spectators can be made aware of some of our expectations while on campus watching events.

  • Updated Screen-out and Exclusion Guidance

Students will continue to screen-out prior to practice/competition based on current CDC/DPH guidelines as follows:
a. Student has symptoms of COVID-19:
• Fever or chills
• Cough
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Fatigue
• Muscle or body aches
• Headache
• New loss of taste or smell
• Sore throat
• Congestion or runny nose
• Nausea or vomiting
• Diarrhea
b. Student tested positive for COVID-19

c. Student has been tested for COVID-19 and is awaiting test results

d. Student is a close contact to someone who is positive for COVID-19

e. Student traveled internationally within the last 14 days

2. Students will return to athletics based on the following CDC/DPH guidance and will no longer require a physician’s release to return:

a. Students who have tested positive for COVID-19, have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19 can return as follows:
i. Tested positive but do not have symptoms – when 10 days have passed from the date they were tested
ii. Tested positive and do have symptoms – when 10 days have passed from the first day symptoms started
iii. Have symptoms and are awaiting test – return immediately if test is negative or if 10 days have passed from the first day symptoms started
iv. Have symptoms but have not tested – 10 days have passed from the first day symptoms started

b. Students who have had close contact with a positive case can return 14 days from the last date that they were exposed to the case unless:
i. They develop symptoms or test positive – see guidance for students who have developed symptoms or tested positive above
ii. If a student who is a close contact tests negative for COVID-19 during the 14 day quarantine period, they still MUST complete the 14 day quarantine from the last date of exposure to the positive case

IMPORTANT NOTES:
 Determining close contact and last date of exposure:
o Close contact: anyone who is within 6 feet of a positive case for at least 15 minutes continuous contact with or without a face covering.
o For a household contact, last date of exposure is the last date that the student was with the positive case before the student quarantined away from the case
o For a non-household contact, last date of exposure is the last date that the student was with the positive case

 Students do not need to re-test for COVID-19.