Panthers News · Update on Youth Sports Guidelines – from Principal Landherr


Dear MHS families,

We received updated information today from St. Louis County on youth sports guidelines. As of Sept. 11, low-contact sports teams may compete within the region. This includes cross country, tennis, swimming and golf.

We are grateful that some of our student athletes will be able to compete. We request your assistance to ensure our practices and competitions meet the county’s requirements.

  • No spectators are allowed at games and competitions.

  • Social distancing must be maintained as much as possible during practice and games.

  • Masks or face coverings are required when athletes are not engaged in vigorous physical activity, including before and after games and competitions.

  • Health screenings are required each day an individual athlete participates.

Unfortunately, youth sports teams with moderate or high contact are not allowed to compete at this time. High contact teams, such as football, can practice with groups of 30 or fewer athletes but will not be participating in games. Moderate contact teams, which includes field hockey, soccer, softball, volleyball, cheer and dance, can continue to practice and have no limit on the number of athletes and coaches but will also not be participating in games.

You can view the updated youth sports guidelines from St. Louis County Department of Public Health here,

We share in the disappointment many of our athletes and their families are feeling this season. We know our student athletes work hard on and off the field, and we hope that by continuing to follow St. Louis County guidance, we can get our athletes back into our schools and into competition soon.

 

Sincerely,


Jason Landherr
Principal
Mehlville High School