The MCPS athletics program has returned to full operations, along with procedures and protocols outlined in the Return to R.A.I.S.E. Plan. The most recent version of the plan, dated December 22, 2022, includes updated guidance from the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services and aligns with guidelines from the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), Maryland Department of Health, and the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA).
Thank you for your efforts in championing our R.A.I.S.E. core values and promoting a safe and positive environment at our events. The updated Return to R.A.I.S.E Plan includes guidance for students who test positive and return to school and activities; including, expectations around masking guidance for students who test positive.
The COVID-19 Task Force for MCPS Athletics was established in June 2020. In June 2022, the Task Force transitioned to a standing Student-Athlete Medical Advisory Committee (SMAC). The SMAC will serve as the advisory group for all health and safety initiatives for the MCPS interscholastic athletics program. Included in this work will be COVID-19 protocols and procedures. The SMAC reports to Mr. Damon A. Monteleone, Associate Superintendent, and provides recommendations to school system and Montgomery County health officials for review and consideration.