The Board of Education of Frederick County voted to accept the recommendations from the Return-to-Play (RTP) Committee to continue with the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association’s (MPSSAA) Two Semester Plan for Interscholastic Athletics, with the potential of approving earlier starting dates and longer seasons that reasonably align with the return of students to classrooms. The approved recommendations include the continuation of the voluntary first semester conditioning and skill-based practices. The RTP Committee’s recommendations also included allowing winter sports to move inside and approving use of weight and conditioning rooms, provided the RTP develops plans with guidelines for health and safety measures.
In addition, the Board voted to include co-curricular activities with transportation provided and extra-curricular activities inside at schools where these opportunities are available. Participants in these activities must adhere to all established safety protocols regarding masks and social distancing.
The RTP Committee will continue to prioritize the health and safety of all athletic stakeholders and their families and seek guidance from and collaboration with the Frederick County Health Department in all recommendations and decision making.