Tahoe schools restrict sports and theater arts

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Due to an increase in positive cases in South Lake Tahoe, the Lake Tahoe Unified School District is temporarily limiting sports and the performing arts.

“Our priority is to keep our schools open five days a week for in-person instruction. We know this is how most students learn best and that is why the safety of students and staff remains at the center of all of our decisions,” LTUSD officials said in an email.

On January 18, the district suspended all spectator/audience activities. This includes sports games and training, as well as musical and theatrical performances held indoors.

All indoor musical and theatrical performances will be postponed and rescheduled in late February and early March.

Only players and coaches will be allowed in indoor games until the end of January. Student-athletes will continue to take a weekly COVID-19 test to participate in all sporting events.

LTUSD management will make every effort to broadcast the home games live over the next two weeks.

Transportation has been impacted by COVID-19; travel to outdoor sporting events will depend on the availability of transportation. For any canceled event, there will be an attempt to reschedule to a later date.

No volunteers or visitors will be allowed on campus for the remainder of January 2022.

The restrictions are expected to last until January 28. At that time, they will be re-evaluated, according to LTUSD officials.

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