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JCPS delays summer athletic workouts until further notice

After careful review of the current trends regarding COVID-19, Johnston County Public Schools will delay voluntary workouts for high school fall sports athletic teams until at least July 20.

A decision to resume optional workouts will be made as soon as possible, pending an announcement from Governor Cooper regarding Phase 3.

We will continue to follow the guidance of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the Johnston County Health Department.

When voluntary workouts resume they will initially be for fall sports only. High school winter and spring workouts, as well as all middle school sports workouts will not be allowed to start on July 20.

All workouts will be conducted keeping the health and safety of student athletes and staff in mind. Workouts will be held in compliance with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s (NCHSAA) Reopening of Sports/Activities Summer Guidelines and will follow all guidance from the Johnston County Health Department.

Student athletes and parents will be required to complete forms prior to returning to workouts. A downloadable version of the required forms are below:

Screenings, which include a symptomatic questionnaire and a touchless temperature check, will take place daily.

Participation in summer workouts is optional for fall athletes. Athletes and parents should contact their school with specific workout questions and to obtain necessary paperwork, if needed.