Thursday, December 23, 2021
Dear Watertown Public Schools Families and Faculty,
First, I would like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday! May the New Year bring you all good health and prosperity.
Second, Please see below for two important updates:
CIAC Winter Sports Guidance as of the Governor’s Update on 12/22/2021
Click here for Draft #3 of the WPS Reopening Plan as required by the CTState Department of Education
Part 1. Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC)
On Tuesday, November 23, 2021, CIAC released the 2021-2022 Winter Sports Covid 19 Guidance. On December 22, 2021, CIAC and CTDPH Updated their guidance for athletes. Please click the links before all documents related to this update.
As of December 22, 2021, “the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CT DPH) modified its guidance for the operation of interscholastic, youth, and other amateur athletics. With that update, CT DPH requires that all student-athletes wear a mask at all times, regardless of vaccination status, except for those instances where masks are a safety risk. Therefore, effective December 23, 2021, the CIAC will modify its masking requirements to align with CT DPH”.
Select sports outlined in the table below will follow the updated mask guidance while wrestlers, indoor track throwers/jumpers, swimmers and gymnasts do not have to wear masks during competitions based on increased safety risks.