CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Charleston County School District has announced the suspension on winter sports will be lifted on January 25th.
The move will bring an end to the pause that was started back on December 17th as a precaution to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. The original hope was to resume action in early January after winter break but the district extended the suspension on the 8th and then again on the 15th.
Schools will be in charge of rescheduling all region games that have been missed since last month.
The schools will have to follow the South Carolina High School League’s COVID-19 recommendations but the district is also enforcing their own safety protocols which include every player and coach wearing a mask while on the sideline, team members sitting six feet apart while on the bench, players using hand sanitizer before they step on and after they leave the court and varsity and junior varsity teams practicing separately.
Dorchester District 2 is also expected to come off pause later next week though no official word has come down yet.
The current scheduling plan in Class 5-A is for Region 7 teams (Berkeley, Cane Bay, Goose Creek, Stratford and Wando) to play 8 region games with the top 2 teams advancing to the postseason.
As for Region 8 (Ashley Ridge, Fort Dorchester, Stall, Summerville and West Ashley), their plan is to play 4 region games followed by a tournament in mid February to determine their playoff teams.