First, attached is a letter of notification from MPS formally notifying the team of a positive Covid-19 test on MAST. As an update to yesterday's announcement on the same subject, there was one MAST skier who was in close contact with the first athlete. This athlete received word of a positive test this morning. That athlete was already in quarantine when news of the positive test arrived this morning.
Second, Joel and I are cancelling the 6:30PM practice tonight for Pod 7/8 athletes only. We want to give our rapidly improving 7th and 8th grade athletes a night off to TUNE YOUR SKIS. You have been working really hard and improving very fast. We want you to make sure your skis are tuned for tomorrow's race and that you get some rest. This will give you the best opportunity tomorrow to perform at your peak. Were you to practice tonight, you would either have to sacrifice sleep to get your skis tuned or skip tuning your skis before a race. Best to tune and rest rather than ski. We have practice Saturday morning early (7:45am), so plan to ski then instead.
Third, I have re-ordered the run order for tomorrow's race. We are going to operate a bit differently tomorrow.
So.... the bottom line is that you need to find your lead coach and pod as soon as you are on the hill tomorrow and then stick together, but socially distanced.
Please read this email a second time.... print it off and stick it in your jacket so you understand the plan when you get to the hill tomorrow.
Meanwhile, keep your social distance at practice. Keep wearing your masks.
Can't wait to see you ski fast tomorrow!