Out of an abundance of caution, at this time, CCSMS is pausing our Athletic programs for basketball and team conditioning until at least Monday, December 14, 2020. We have put multiple mitigation strategies in place for our day to day academic operations including physical distancing and the use of masks. At this time, we have not had any cases ofCovid-19 traced to transmission on our campus and none of our scholar athletes have been identified as close contacts due to games played. We are following all protocols recommended by the SC High School League and DHEC related to athletics,but we feel we must take this precautionary measure as we assess the risks of the rising cases in the Charleston area. This week’s CDC guidance lists"universal wearing of face masks" as the first recommendation to help stop the spread of the disease. It says masks should be worn for all indoor activity outside of an individual's home, as well as during all outdoor activity when at least 6 feet of social distancing can't be maintained.