Greenville County Schools announced on Tuesday, August 4 it will allow athletic programs to restart summer conditioning and move into practice following South Carolina High School League regulations beginning on August 10.
Athletic programs have been suspended since June 25 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The suspension was due to South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control’s community spread metrics. The metrics ranked Greenville County as “high” in its three categories: number of COVID cases identified over the previous two weeks, the trend in COVID cases, and the percentage of COVID-19 tests in the county receiving a positive result.
The latest DHEC spread rating for Greenville County remained high, but in a release the school district noted the spread rating was low in the trend metric.
The school district is also allowing teams to conduct orientation Thursday or Friday — August 6 or 7 — in order to provide students and parents the information on the protocols to be taken to stem any spread of COVID-19.
We’ll host a Facebook Live with Darryl Nance, Director of Athletics, tomorrow at 2 PM to answer questions about athletics and extracurricular activities. Here’s our plan for Extracurricular and Athletics: https://t.co/Y6My6NLvYG. Tune in tomorrow and ask your questions! pic.twitter.com/1XzHGGU7Sr
— Greenville County Schools (@gcschools) August 5, 2020