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Summer Athletic Workouts

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools COVID-19 “Back to School” Athletics Committee has decided to delay the start of voluntary workouts for fall high school sports. Voluntary, outdoor workouts, with limited participation and no use of equipment were scheduled to begin Monday, July 6.  Out of extreme caution, the district is delaying the start to those workouts until July 20, 2020.

The Athletics Committee - which is made up of high school coaches, principals, district leaders and area medical professionals - based the recommendation on several factors including:

  • Forsyth County leads the Triad in the number of COVID-19 cases
  • The district hopes to avoid any start, stop and re-start scenarios for athletes
  • The district is making every effort to ensure the safety of students, staff and the community.

As always, WS/FCS will continue to follow the guidance of the public health officials to protect the health and safety of our students and staff.

If workouts are able to proceed on July 20, all athletic personnel will follow guidelines set forth by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association and local health officials.

Student-Athletes must bring a signed NCHSAA COVID-19 form with them to their first workout.

WS/FCS Athletic Reopening Guidelines