Glynn Academy, located in Brunswick near the coast, is about 50 miles southeast of Ludowici, where Long County High last week shut down its summer workouts until July over a player’s positive COVID-19 test.
The Georgia High School Association allowed its member high schools to start voluntary conditioning in all sports June 8. Many metro Atlanta school districts delayed starting to give themselves more time to prepare. While Gwinnett County started back June 8, Fulton and Cobb counties waited until June 15. DeKalb County began Monday.
The GHSA issued guidelines for summer workouts that include limits to group sizes.
The GHSA eased guidelines last week, now allowing groups of 50 to train together, up from the original 20. Sport-specific equipment such as balls is now allowed. Screening of students and coaches, social-distancing and sanitizing rules remain in place.
The GHSA has provided no guidance on dealing with positive COVID-19 testing among students or coaches, leaving that to the school systems. The CDC recommends that persons stay home for 14 days after their last exposure to a person who has tested positive.