• sports and extracurricular activities
  • SPORTS

    Based on Guidance and Considerations for Summer Practice and Conditioning from the National Federation of State High Schools Association Guidelines (NFHS) These are national guidelines that may or may not correspond with state regulations. State regulations will take a priority on what can or cannot be done. Not all states are using the same criteria, and what is allowable during specific phases will vary from state to state, or even within county to county. Please note that there will be “gating” (opening) criteria to establish Phase 1 and additional criteria must be met to advance from one phase to the next. These criteria will be determined by state and/or local governments and must be strictly followed. Source: https://www.nfhs.org/

    • NFHS recommends the following (but are subject to change with state and local guidelines):
      • State, local or school district guidelines for cloth face coverings should be strictly followed.
      • Cloth face coverings should be considered acceptable. There is no need to require or recommend “medical grade” masks for athletic activity.
      • Any student who prefers to wear a cloth face covering during a contest should be allowed to do so.
      • In the absence of guidelines to the contrary, we recommend the use of cloth face masks during Phase 2 lined below. Exceptions are swimming, distance running or other aerobic activity sports.
      • Cloth face coverings may continue to be used during Phase 3 when not engaging in vigorous activity, such as sitting on the bench during contests, in the locker room and in the athletic training room.
      • Plastic shields covering the entire face (or attached to a helmet) shall not be allowed during contests. Their use during practices increases the risk of unintended injury to the person wearing the shield or teammates.
      • Coaches, officials, and other contest personnel may wear cloth face coverings at all times during Phases 2 through 3.

    PRE-WORKOUT SCREENING

    • All coaches and participants will do a self-assessment for signs/symptoms of COVID-19 prior to reporting to the activity each day.
    • Head Coach will confirm that the participant has done their self-assessment and document on the Athlete/Coach Monitoring Form daily. Monitoring Form will be stored so that there is a record of everyone present in case a student develops COVID-19. Forms will be submitted by the Head Coach to the Athletic Director at the end of each week.
    • Any person testing positive or exhibiting symptoms will not be allowed to take part in workouts and should contact his or her primary care provider or other appropriate health-care professional.
    • Vulnerable individuals should not oversee or participate in any workouts.
    • Anyone who has been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days, has COVID-19 symptoms, or who is not feeling well should not go to a school site.

    Higher Risk: Sports that involve close, sustained contact between participants, lack of significant protective barriers, and high probability that respiratory particles will be transmitted between participants. Examples: Wrestling, football, competitive cheer, dance – NFHS

    Moderate Risk: Sports that involve close, sustained contact, but with protective equipment in place that may reduce the likelihood of respiratory particle transmission between participants OR intermittent close contact OR group sports OR sports that use equipment that can’t be cleaned between participants. Examples: Basketball, volleyball*, baseball*, softball*, soccer, water polo, gymnastics* (if equipment can’t be sufficiently cleaned between competitors), tennis*, swimming relays, pole vault*, high jump*, long jump*, 7 on 7 football –NFHS

    *Could potentially be considered “Lower Risk” with appropriate cleaning of equipment and use of masks by participants *Could fall to a lower risk if they don’t share equipment or if they clean appropriately * List of sports above are subject to change in level of risk

    Lower Risk: Sports that can be done with social distancing or individually with no sharing of equipment or the ability to clean the equipment between use by competitors. Examples: Individual running events, throwing events (javelin, shot put, discus), individual swimming, golf, sideline cheer, cross country running (with staggered starts) – NFHS  Cross Country, Tennis, Golf, Track, Swimming, Sideline Cheer with no contact

    PHASE TWO

    • Outdoor practices only.
    • No Locker Room use.
    • No direct or indirect physical contact between athletes.
    • Coaches must maintain social distancing.
    • Continue infectious disease prevention measures such as frequent handwashing, avoiding touching face, etc.
    • Each student is responsible for their own hydration.
    • No spectators or parent attendance allowed.
    • Participants should limit their participation to only one sport/activity.
    • It is preferable for all participants to bring their own game/practice ball and not share game/practice balls during the activity. If a ball must be shared (e.g., a football), it must not be shared between groups and must be disinfected after each training session.
    • Vulnerable individuals should continue to shelter in place.
    • Physical distancing will be followed where practical and possible.
    • Groupings must not be in groups greater than 12 including coach.
    • Gyms and common areas where student-athletes and staff are likely to congregate and interact shall remain closed.
    • Team activities are limited to conditioning and skill-based only.
    • Hand sanitizer must be made readily available at the training site.
    • Face coverings that cover the nose and mouth are required for coaches/instructors.
    • NO CONGREGATING, ATHLETES ARE TO LEAVE CAMPUS ONCE CONDITIONING IS OVER.

    PHASE THREE

    • Activities with minimal direct contact can resume.
    • Continue infection prevention measures such as frequent handwashing, avoiding touching face, etc.
    • Gradually increase practice sizes at first.
    • No sharing water or personal equipment.
    • Athletic equipment is sharable within identified groups but must be sanitized before next group use.
    • NO LOCKER ROOM USE.
    • Vulnerable student-athletes, coaches and athletics personnel can resume in- person interactions, but should practice physical distancing, minimizing exposure to settings where such distancing is not practical.
    • Gyms and common areas where student athletes and staff are likely to congregate and interact can reopen if appropriate sanitation protocols are implemented, but even low-risk populations should consider minimizing time spent in crowded environments.
    • NO CONGREGATING, ATHLETES ARE TO LEAVE CAMPUS ONCE CONDITIONING IS OVER.

    WEIGHTROOM USE

    • Weight equipment should be wiped down thoroughly before and after an individual’s use of equipment.
    • Resistance training should be emphasized as body weight, weight machines, and free weights and do not require a spotter.
    • Free weight exercises that require a spotter cannot be conducted while honoring physical distancing norms.
    • Safety measures in all forms must be strictly enforced in the weight room.
    • Weight rooms should follow physical distancing guidelines and adhere to CDPH Guidance for Fitness Related Organizations.

    PHASE FOUR

    • Vulnerable student-athletes, coaches and athletics personnel can resume in-person interactions.
    • Gyms and common areas where student-athletes and staff are likely to congregate and interact can reopen if appropriate sanitation protocols are implemented.
    • Competition and travel may resume according to CIF guidelines.
    • Limitations on spectators at competitions according to CIF and District guidelines.
    • Continue infectious disease prevention measures such as frequent handwashing, avoiding touching your face, etc.
    • No sharing water or equipment. Activities with full direct contact can resume.

     

    EXTRACURRICULARS

    Extracurriculars are outside of the curricular day or program of courses. Extracurriculars will be implemented as the Roadmap to Reopen California allows.

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