IRMO – Lexington-Richland School District Five has set a return date of July 27 to resume on-campus school sports workouts.
The workouts will be phased in over the next three weeks and student athletes will return to workouts based on the sports they play. The first group to return will be fall sports on July 27. On August 3, winter sports athletes will resume workouts, followed by spring sports athletes, 7th and 8th grade football and middle school wrestling on August 10. All workouts are voluntary and no players or staff will be penalized for not participating.
School District Five will adhere by safety measures that have been put into place by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and the SCHSL, which includes pre-workout screenings of athletes and coaches, facilities cleanings, social distancing for staff and students in each designated area or facility (inside or outside), and workouts that will be conducted in “groups” of athletes with the same athletes working out together weekly to limit overall exposures.
“Our goal is to allow the opportunity for our student-athletes and coaches to return to on-campus practices and workouts in the safest environment.” said Alvin Pressley, School District Five director of secondary education. “We will closely monitor our safety protocols and practices on a daily basis as we resume athletics.”
Student athletes in School District Five will receive additional details from their coaches and/or school administrators.
School District Five suspended workouts earlier this month out of an abundance of caution.
Schedules for upcoming games will be posted once they are finalized.