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Public health recommendations for indoor winter sports

JCDHE offers new guidance to schools on indoor sports

On Tuesday, Oct. 27, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment released new public health recommendations for indoor winter sports. The information was shared in a letter to school superintendents.

In the letter, JCDHE Dr. Sanmi Areola reiterated his appreciation to schools for minimizing the transmission of the virus through safety measures, but he also shared that infections are increasing across the county, and with upcoming holidays, transmission is expected to increase even further as we enter the winter months. In light of the high level of COVID-19 in the community, and the inherent risk of transmission with indoor winter sports, where athletes are in close contact, with less air ventilation and no masks during active participation, JCDHE is strongly recommending schools not allow indoor winter sports at this time.

Read the letter to the superintendents.

Get additional information about public health recommendations for schools.

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