Fall and winter high school sports have been canceled in Montgomery County due to continuing concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, MCPS announced in a statement on Tuesday.
Additionally, the public school system announced it will conduct the first semester of the 2020-21 school year (which ends January 29, 2021) in a fully virtual format. MCPS will reexamine the plan for the second semester in November and only return to in-person classes when state and local officials determine it is safe to do so.
We have an important update for our community. MCPS will provide virtual-only learning for the first semester. Please read this update for more information: https://t.co/YIcyyS2x5E— MCPS (@MCPS) July 21, 2020
The news comes nearly a week after Virginia postponed all fall and winter sports, including football, that are deemed high-risk last week.
However, unlike Virginia, MCPS announced the cancelation of all fall and winter sports, not the postponement of it. In Virginia, the school board is still determining if typical fall and winter sports can be played in the spring or at a later date.
The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association has yet to comment on MCPS's decision.
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