Westchester County Department of Health Guidelines Related to School Sports
The Westchester County Department of Health provides guidelines to reduce the risk of contacting COVID-19 through participation in school sports. Below, please find links to their Health Risk Communication, and to the Codes of Conduct for parents and students.
Key Items to Consider Before Allowing Your Child to Engage in Higher-Risk Sports and Recreation Activities
• COVID-19 is still highly prevalent and variant strains have been continually appearing.
• Higher-risk sports and recreation activities increase the possibility of transmission of COVID-19 among students, their families, and their community
• Studies of sport-related transmission show that the brief interactions which occur during these activities increase transmission risk, even if it’s less than 15 minutes
• Competitions and tournaments also increase the risk of spread through additional interactions like riding on team buses and interacting/congregating in locker rooms
This information is provided to you in order for you to make an informed choice for your child regarding their participation in these activities, as you know your child and their circumstances best.
This Code of Conduct is intended to enable students to acknowledge the personal responsibility involved in taking steps to protect those around student-athletes, spectators, and those involved with student athletics.
This Code of Conduct is intended to enable parents/guardians of students to acknowledge the personal responsibility involved in taking steps to protect those around student-athletes, spectators, and those involved with student athletics.