Spring Sports Require Weekly Covid Testing

Isabelle Goulet, Sports Journalist

Many changes have been made to our everyday lives since the beginning of the pandemic, even in sports. The 2021 spring sports teams (which include baseball, softball, golf, and track) are all required to be tested weekly. Each day of the week is designated to a team. Instead of going out to get tested athletes will report to the health room after school to receive their test and they will test themselves. After the test is taken students have to wait 15 minutes to find out if they are positive or negative. Due to the sports being low contact sports, when an athlete tests positive for the coronavirus other athletes will not be quarantined, unlike winter sports. With the new testing requirements, it hopes for a better season for all of the spring sports teams and hopefully will lower the chances of the whole team being quarantined or getting it from another team.