As you know, Lausanne’s policy since the pandemic began has been to follow the guidelines from the CDC and our SCHD. In Health Order #15, the Shelby County Health Department asked for all school-related close-contact sports to be suspended beginning on November 23. Being consistent with previous orders, we followed their recommendation and shared that we would continue to evaluate the situation and update you by December 11.
Yesterday, we met with members of our COVID-19 Task Force to discuss ways to safely re-start our winter athletics programs and provide afterschool activities for Lausanne students and families. Marvis Davis, our Associate Athletic Director of College Compliance and Leadership, presented guidelines for our winter Athletics programs based on best practices used at other schools across the country.
These guidelines include
Ensuring our students' safety and the ability to keep school open continues to be the number one objective of all of us at Lausanne. As new recommendations and revisions come from the CDC, we may need to make changes to our planning. Thank you for remaining flexible as we work to resume offering afterschool programs and for your patience as we try to navigate these shifting recommendations and the challenging situation.
Kevin Locastro, Lausanne Athletics Director