We will continue to offer athletics because, in our opinion, these opportunities are vital to our students' social and emotional wellbeing.
Attendance at Games
Spectators are permitted to attend athletic contests on campus. For away games, the School will adhere to the protocols for each host venue; prior to away games, coaches will share the competitor school's spectator policy as some schools may not allow fans. On campus, masks are required by all when indoors. Spectators are not permitted at practices.
McDonogh requires athletes to wear masks at all times when indoors, including during competition. For any team where 100% of players and coaches are vaccinated, the athletes and staff are not required to wear masks during competition. Masks are still required in common areas away from competition.
Spectators must remain masked at all times irrespective of vaccination status.
Athletes (not in the field of play), trainers, coaches, staff, and spectators must practice physical distancing at all times.
Attendance at indoor athletic events on campus is limited to 50 percent of the facility's maximum occupancy.
Transportation to Games
Transportation will be provided for teams traveling to away games. Upperclassmen who drive to school may drive themselves to away games with a signed parent permission form, which can be obtained from the coaches.
Out-of-State Competition and Tournaments
McDonogh teams will not travel overnight for out-of-state contests until further notice, except for specific case-by-case events where risks can be mitigated (for example smaller events where students travel with their families).
Athletes will be tested along with students during the School's typical surveillance testing windows.