On September 1, 2021, the CDPH issued an update (See #16 in link below) clarifying that the current
education guidance requiring all individuals (adults and students) to wear a mask indoors at a K-12
school, regardless of vaccination status, does apply to extracurricular activities, including sports and sporting events sponsored by K-12 schools. It further clarifies that this guidance also applies to student athletes while competing in an indoor sport.
For sports where wearing a mask during play has been determined to pose a choking hazard by a well recognized health authority, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics (at this time, sports currently identified by the American Academy of Pediatrics are competitive cheer, gymnastics while on an
apparatus, swimming, diving, water polo and wrestling), one of the following options is required:• Conduct these activities outdoors.
• Perform at least weekly screening testing with either PCR testing (1:1 or pooled PCR) or antigen
testing of all individuals, including those who are fully vaccinated.
Note: Schools and/or school districts may implement more restrictive policies.
CIF State announces the CIF Proposed Plan for the Return of Educational-Based Athletics: CIF sports are approved to begin as soon as January 25, provided that the school’s county is in the appropriate tier.
These Rosary sports are allowable in the Widespread/Purple tier (as long as a “stay at home” order is not in effect): Cross Country, Golf, Swim, Tennis, Track & Field, Triathlon
These sports are allowable if we are no worse than the Substantial/Red tier: Lacrosse and Softball
These sports are allowable if we are no worse than the Moderate/Orange tier: Soccer, Volleyball, and Water Polo
These sports are allowable only in the Minimal/Yellow tier: Basketball and Traditional Competitive Cheer
Conditioning is allowed with our normal health protocols, but indoor sport activity is not allowed during a “stay at home” order.
CIF State announced guidelines and modifications to allow for the safe participation of student-athletes during the Covid-19 Pandemic. The following guidelines follow best practices and recommendations from the CIF, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), and will continue to remain within the scope of all state public health orders. View the full document here.
Due to recent information from the Orange County Department of Education and in conjunction with our Diocese, Rosary is canceling summer athletics programs, effective immediately. We have been advised not to operate summer youth sports programs, recreational team sports or school-based sports, until further notice. Once statewide guidance is released, we will collectively work with the local public health officials and the Orange County Department of Education in conjunction with our Diocese to communicate our plan immediately with all families. While we know how disappointing this news may be, the safety of our students, families, and staff remains a top priority. Refunds for summer training fees will be processed immediately. We pray and hope that you and your loved ones are staying healthy.