NCSS Resumes Athletics

NCSS to Resume Fall Athletics
Posted on 08/24/2020
NCSS Resumes AthleticsNewton County School System Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey announced Monday afternoon that the district would resume high school athletics and extra-curricular activities effective Tuesday, August 25. According to Fuhrey, the decision comes after careful monitoring of data from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

“I know how important athletics is to the overall social-emotional wellbeing of our athletes, and we did not take the decision to shut down and now resume sports lightly. We have continually monitored this situation and the data show a current downward trend in the numbers of COVID-19 in our community,” Fuhrey explained. “That combined with our enhanced safety protocols led us to the decision to resume athletics.”

She added, “The safety of our student athletes will be our number one priority, as such, we will continue to monitor the data and consult with our local health organizations. Should the numbers warrant a change in our status, we will make an adjustment. This is a fluid situation and could change at any time”

Fuhrey also noted the importance of all players and staff adhering to district safety practices both on and away from the field of play.

“We will expect everyone—every coach and every player to follow the safety guidelines as we resume athletics,” she said. “This will be of utmost importance if we want to continue to allow athletics and other extra-curricular activities.”