WCCUSD athletic teams resume games after two-week hiatus

Kennedy High athletic field

By Kathy Chouteau

The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) teams have resumed games and Tri-County Athletic League (TCAL) competition, according to a school community communication Tuesday by Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Chris Hurst.

The recommencements follow a two-week hiatus initiated by the district amid an omicron surge that saw an uptick in positive cases locally. At the time, the superintendent said the two-week break from games “allows us to better know where we are at with positive cases on our teams.”

The TCAL has adopted a temporary no spectator policy for all indoor sports as games return, according to the superintendent. Spectators are not allowed inside contest facilities for both the home/visiting school and only minimal, essential game support staff is permitted, i.e., timers, scorekeepers and trainers.

The TCAL informed the district that this policy will be reviewed on or about Feb. 1, he added.