The GHSA this week allowed schools to increase to 50 the maximum number of students and staff in one workout group on campus at one time. A single positive test could send dozens of students into self-isolation, per DPH guidelines. Roach did not indicate the number of students impacted.
Several schools have confirmed COVID-19 diagnoses since the GHSA allowed voluntary summer conditioning to begin June 8. Medical officials in Cobb and Paulding counties reported positive cases at Pope, McEachern and Hillgrove in Cobb County in the past week. Those schools are continuing with summer workouts.
Three southeast Georgia high schools have suspended summer conditioning until July because of positive tests. Those are Effingham County, Glynn Academy and Long County.
Summer workouts in all sports are voluntary until July 27 for football and Aug. 1 for other fall sports. Those are the dates that mark the official start of those seasons.