School, sports and Covid risk? The risk will rise or fall depending on prevalence of COVID in the community. Using the Swiss Cheese Model of COVID prevention (if you stack enough slices together the holes will be covered), you reduce risk by decreasing exposure (limiting participation or withdrawing from activity), being vaccinated, being outdoors, masking, maintaining physical distance, hand hygiene, and avoiding larger groups. Organizations can add a layer of protection with screening testing.
AAP: Youth Sports and COVID-19: Understanding the Risks – HealthyChildren.org
AAP: Safe Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic – HealthyChildren.org
CDC: Sports Program FAQs | CDC
CDC: Parents and Caregivers – What Is Your School Doing to Protect Your Child from COVID-19? | CDC