MCPS to Require Vaccination for Students Participating in Athletics Program

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Students must be vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate in winter and spring sports.

Per MCPS:

Beginning Nov. 15, 2021, all students participating in the MCPS athletics program will be required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to participation.

Exemptions will be permitted if an authorized health care provider certifies that there is a medical reason not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

This requirement applies to the winter and spring sports seasons, but students who participate in fall sports are also strongly encouraged to be vaccinated.

Vaccinations will allow activities to proceed with minimal disruption and support individual and team health and safety across MCPS Athletics.

More information will be shared in the coming weeks regarding the submission of documents. Registration for winter sports will open in mid-October, and proof of vaccination must be submitted as part of the registration process.

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