The MPSSAA is committed to providing local school system (LSS) guidance for the return of interscholastic athletic programs. Recently the MPSSAA Executive Council approved fall and winter sport modifications and risk mitigation efforts. The MPSSAA has also provided a general section guide to making decisions on the extent of participation within local and state health department information.
LSS shall utilize the Covid-19 Guidance for Maryland Schools, Maryland Department of Health metrics, and local health department guidance to determine the extent of participation in their respective LSS. Decisions shall be in full compliance with state and local health orders and regulations.
LSS should utilize daily screening based on their respective educational agency decisions on screening. Guidance on screening can be found in the Covid-19 Guidance for Maryland Schools and the MPSSAA Roadmap for the Return of Interscholastic Athletics. The CDC does not recommend universal testing of all students and staff as a prerequisite to school attendance.
Individual team and sport mitigation strategies should be implemented to further reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19. These mitigation strategies can be found in the MPSSAA Roadmap for the Return of Interscholastic Athletics and in the individual Fall, Winter, Spring (Spring bulletins are currently being developed) sport bulletins, and Extracurricular Performing Arts Resources.
Additional updates may be found on the MPSSAA COVID-19 Updates page.