Vaccination of Athletes Encouraged, But Not Required

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) highly encourages, but as of February 3, 2022 does not require, student-athletes to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for the spring sports season

Updated - February 3, 2022

FCPS highly encourages all student athletes to be vaccinated for the spring athletic season.  During the spring athletic season, student athletes that are unvaccinated will not be required to participate in weekly surveillance testing but will be required to follow all CDC protocols pertaining to isolation and quarantine for COVID positive persons and close contacts.

Students who are unvaccinated and exposed to the virus as close contacts or become positive will miss both their sporting activities and valuable learning time in the classroom as they will need to follow the protocols for quarantine and isolation as outlined by the CDC.

Please contact the FCPS Office of Student Activities and Athletics with any questions.