NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Nashville Public Schools is one step closer to resuming Friday night football amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
MNPS confirmed Friday that football coaches have been approved to start contact practice.
Metro Schools spokesperson Sean Braisted said the district will continue to monitor COVID-19 metrics to determine when they can start games and competitions. He said all extracurricular social distancing guidelines and precautions must be followed.
JUST IN: @MetroSchools is one step closer to Friday Night Football. Teams have permission to begin contact practices today. No specific date yet on when games can resume.— Chris Davis (@ChrisDavisMMJ) September 11, 2020
“In alignment with our phase-in approach for in-person learning, we will begin to phase in extracurricular activities as long as conditions allow,” he said in-part, via a statement.
Metro Schools began a phased-in approach in September with students with exceptional needs returning to special day schools and traditional schools.
If Davidson County maintains its progress in slowing COVID-19, officials say, the district intends to invite students back through a gradual approach starting Pre-K through second grade students after fall break.
Earlier this week, MNPS told parents they can choose whether their child continues virtual learning or returns to in-person classes "once it is safe to do so." Click here to read more from MNPS. The family decision survey is due on September 15.
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