Effective immediately, VPS will pause all wrestling activities, including practices, travel and competition. All other Clark County school districts also are pausing wrestling activities.
Clark County Public Health recommended this action after several regional tournaments recently resulted in COVID-19 outbreaks and exposures. It is their hope that this action will slow transmission and provide time for them to re-evaluate the situation. To date, there have been no reported cases among VPS students; however, several students were identified as close contacts.
We will re-evaluate this decision after the new year and work with Clark County Public Health to discuss the possibility of resuming wrestling activities.
We know this is very disappointing to our wrestling athletes, families and fans, but we do not want to risk the health of these groups, as well as our greater communities by ignoring this health guidance. Please know we will continue to advocate for our wrestlers and their ability to participate again. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Article Source: Vancouver Public Schools