JCPS Announces Athletics Update

JCPS Update: November 13, 2020

Dear JCPS Families:

Jefferson County remains in the “red” category due to the number of COVID-19 cases in our area, meaning there are at least 25 cases per 100,000 people. This is the highest level of COVID-19 categories determined by the Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Department of Public Health. State guidance advises district leaders to review the data to make a decision about sports for the upcoming week. After reviewing this week’s data and guidelines established by the state, the following determinations have been made:

  • If the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) state playoffs proceed as scheduled November 19-21, JCPS football teams will be allowed to participate. Those games are under the jurisdiction of KHSAA. If the KHSAA schedule remains in place, football teams can have full practice. All teams will follow strict protocols for health and safety. No JCPS district football games are scheduled next week. 
  • All winter sports can continue practicing in small groups. No game-like simulations can take place during practice.
  • A review of the data will take place on Thursday evening and JCPS will make another determination about athletics next Friday morning.

JCPS has an obligation to follow the guidance and direction from state leaders and health officials. It is our hope that we can resume full practices very soon.  

Sincerely,

Jefferson County Public Schools