UPDATE TO 8/19/2020 MEDIA RELEASE
As referenced in the announcement last week, following is further communication about specific requirements for community use of outdoor athletic facilities, such as requirements for enhanced cleaning and disinfection. In accordance with the terms of the community use and joint/extended use agreements which require groups to follow and abide by all local and state rules and regulation, CMS expects each organization to follow all recommendations that are relevant to their particular use. Specifically, CMS requires each user to follow the cleaning procedures recommended by the NCDHHS Guidance at the end of each use, and to follow all social distancing, mass gatherings and face covering protocols.
CMS announced today that it will allow community use partners, extended use partners, and joint use partners to use outdoor athletic fields managed by the district.
Beginning August 24, 2020, partners may use CMS' outdoor facilities for baseball and softball games and practices. For all other outdoor sports and activities, only practices will be allowed until further notice. Community use partners must follow NCDHHS guidelines for such usage.
When CMS student-athletes return to workouts or competition, community use of CMS outdoor facilities will return to normal in-season restrictions for community use, with CMS student-athletes and teams having priority.
Further communication about specific requirements for community use of outdoor athletic facilities, such as requirements for enhanced cleaning and disinfection, will be shared with existing community use, extended use, and joint use partners by Friday, August 21.
SUMMER PROGRAMS UPDATE
Following Mecklenburg County’s announcement of Friday, May 22, CMS will maintain alignment with the County’s decision to keep their athletic fields closed until further notice. As such, all CMS facilities, buildings, fields and parking lots will remain closed at this time. The district will send additional updates as conditions change.
Click to read Letter to Community Partners regarding summer programs.
SUMMER PROGRAMS NOTIFICATION
CMS understands that many of our community partners have questions about summer programming and the use of CMS facilities. We are working to make a decision that is best for all involved and anticipate that a decision will be announced next week. Thank you for your patience – we value your partnership and all that you do for CMS students.
DISTRICT UPDATE TO NOVELL CORONA VIRUS - COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOLS CANCELLED
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is taking several proactive steps as part of our ongoing efforts to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus. As a district, we are emphasizing keeping school environments clean, promoting social distancing and limiting students and staff exposure to individuals who may be affected.
All Community Use of Schools (CUS) events are canceled until further notice. We will work with our partners who have CUS contracts to issue credits or process refunds as quickly as possible.
Thank you for your patience during this rapidly changing environment. We will continue to monitor this situation and make decisions as they are needed, and we'll keep you informed. Please visit our CMS website and follow us on social media for additional updates. Thank you for helping to keep our community safe and healthy.