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HMS Athletics - Temporarily Discontinued
Joan Adler
Saturday, December 19, 2020
December 18, 2020
Dear HMS Families, 

Please see the information below from Dave Creech, Yarmouth Athletic Director, explaining that all in-person athletics are on hold for now. Please reach out to Dave if you have any questions
Thanks very much.
Maine Counties’ Risk of COVID-19 Spread for Schools
Categorization as “red” suggests that the county has a high risk of COVID-19 spread and that in-person instruction is not advisable.
Categorization as “yellow” suggests that the county has an elevated risk of COVID-19 spread and that schools may consider hybrid instructional models as a way to reduce the number of people in schools and classrooms at any one time.
Categorization as “green” suggests that the county has a relatively low risk of COVID-19 spread and that schools may consider in-person instruction, as long as they are able to implement the required health and safety measures.  Schools in a “green” county may need to use hybrid instruction models if there is insufficient capacity or other factors (facilities, staffing, geography/transportation, etc.) that may prevent full implementation of the health and safety requirements. 
County Risk Level Status Yellow - When Cumberland County’s Risk of COVID-19 level is designated yellow, the following guidelines will be in place for Athletics:
- Takes effect Friday, Dec. 18 through Thursday, Dec. 31

- All athletic practices and activities will discontinue

- No in-person training or coaching will occur

- Athletic facilities and equipment will be closed and unavailable

Coaches may provide online communication through virtual meetings to promote the following:

- Stressing the importance of activity, nutrition, and wellness

- Providing training suggestions for individual workouts

- Encouraging student athletes to follow guidelines of wearing masks, physical distancing, and not working out with fellow athletes

- Updating student athletes regarding the status of practices, schedules, and other news