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GUIDELINES FOR OPENING UP JENNINGS COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

AND MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES

Rule/Regulation Phase 1 (7/6-7/19) Phase II (7/20-8/14) Phase III (8/15)
Student-athletes on campus 15 hours/week IHSAA by-laws (Summer and During the School Year) IHSAA by-laws

 

Individuals (athletes/band/cheer/etc) 15 hours/week total between all activities

 

IHSAA by-laws IHSAA by-laws

 

Activities Permitted Conditioning and sport specific Conditioning and sport specific (contact allowed) IHSAA by-laws

 

Activity days 2 days/week by sport, non-consecutive days by sport IHSAA by-laws IHSAA by-laws

 

Multiple Sports -2 practices/week by sport (6 hours per sport per week).

-Practices can occur on same day.

-Priority

1.Fall Sport

2.Athlete choice of winter or spring sport

Permitted by IHSAA by-laws

Fall sports season practices officially begin on 8/3/20 (7/31/20 for girls golf)

Permitted by IHSAA by-laws
Conditioning Days 4 days/week, 2 hrs/day, multiple per day but only one per day for each athlete IHSAA by-laws IHSAA by-laws

 

Summer activities Voluntary Voluntary IHSAA by-laws
Group limitations -Follow state and local guidelines

-Workouts at 50% venue capacity

Follow state and local guidelines

-Workouts at 50% venue capacity

Follow state and local guidelines

-Workouts at 50% venue capacity

Student face masks during activities Allowed if it does not pose a health risk to student Allowed if it does not pose a health risk to student Allowed if it does not pose a health risk to student
Student face masks when not active Encouraged if social distancing standards can’t be maintained Encouraged if social distancing standards can’t be maintained Encouraged if social distancing standards can’t be maintained

 

Non-student face masks (coaches, trainers, staff) Encouraged unless it poses health risk or during rigorous activity Encouraged unless it poses health risk or during rigorous activity Encouraged unless it poses health risk or during rigorous activity

 

Who’s allowed? Essential student-athletes, student-participants, coaches, medical staff, supervisors, directors and security Essential student-athletes, student-participants, coaches, medical staff, supervisors, directors and security Previously listed plus parents, fans, vendors, media
Vulnerable individuals Special consideration needed and medical guidance should be sought by individual Special consideration needed and medical guidance should be sought by individual Special consideration needed and medical guidance should be sought by individual
Command structure if coaches are sick -Coaches must create and submit to Athletic Office

-Followed strictly

Followed strictly Followed strictly
Prior to participation (1st-time student athletes) -Final Forms

Enrollment completed

-IHSAA Pre-participation Physical Evaluation

– IHSAA Consent and Release Certificate

 

-Final Forms

Enrollment completed

-IHSAA Pre-participation Physical Evaluation

– IHSAA Consent and Release Certificate

 

 

-Final Forms

Enrollment completed

-IHSAA Pre-participation Physical Evaluation

– IHSAA Consent and Release Certificate

 

 

Prior to participation (returning student-athletes) -Final Forms enrollment completed

-IHSAA Pre-participation Physical Evaluation  (2019-2020)

-2020-21 IHSAA Health History Update Questionnaire

-IHSAA Consent & Release Certificate

-Final Forms enrollment completed

-IHSAA Pre-participation Physical Evaluation  (2019-2020)

-2020-21 IHSAA Health History Update Questionnaire

-IHSAA Consent & Release Certificate

-Final Forms enrollment completed

-IHSAA Pre-participation Physical Evaluation  (2019-2020)

-2020-21 IHSAA Health History Update Questionnaire

-IHSAA Consent & Release Certificate

COVID-19 Signs/Symptoms Training – Athletic Trainer will train coaches prior to first activity. – Athletic Trainer will train athletes at first sport activity

-Athletic Trainer will distribute written educational materials to athletic staff and athletes

– Athletic Trainer will train coaches prior to first activity. – Athletic Trainer will train athletes at first sport activity

-Athletic Trainer will distribute written educational materials to athletic staff and athletes

 

– Athletic Trainer will train coaches prior to first activity. – Athletic Trainer will train athletes at first sport activity

-Athletic Trainer will distribute written educational materials to athletic staff and athletes

Temperature Checks Performed by health professional after a student or coach reports being  symptomatic

 

Performed by health professional after a student or coach reports being  symptomatic Performed by health professional after a student or coach reports being  symptomatic
Tracking and Screening Head coach tracks in FF (must report to AD and ATC if attendance is impacted) Head coach tracks in FF (must report to AD and ATC if attendance is impacted) Head coach tracks in FF (must report to AD and ATC if attendance is impacted)
Hand Washing 20 seconds with warm water and soap or plenty of hand sanitizer 20 seconds with warm water and soap or plenty of hand sanitizer 20 seconds with warm water and soap or plenty of hand sanitizer
Locker Rooms and Meeting Rooms Not utilized 50% if utilized. Encourage changing/showering at home 50% or greater, as little use as possible. Encourage changing/showering at home
Restrooms Only available to essential participants, social distancing encouraged Only available to essential participants, social distancing encouraged

 

Open, social distancing encouraged
Gathering Sizes Reduced as much as possible to reduce risk, students stay in same groups, 50% capacity in large indoor areas Reduced as much as possible to reduce risk, students stay in same groups, 50% capacity in large indoor areas Reduced as much as possible to reduce risk, students stay in same groups, 50% capacity in large indoor area
Contact Goal and expectation is no contact Allowed as defined by IHSAA by-laws Allowed as defined by IHSAA by-laws
Scheduling Adjustments may be made to limit number participants present Adjustments may be made to limit number of participants present Adjustments may be made to limit number participants present
Cleaning Schedules Will be implemented for all facilities in use Will be implemented for all facilities in use Will be implemented for all facilities in use
Off-Site Activities Work with facility provider Work with facility provider Work with facility provider
Sharing of clothing, towels, shoes, water bottles Prohibited Prohibited Prohibited
Shared equipment Cleaned immediately following usage Cleaned immediately following usage Cleaned immediately following usage
Equipment with holes or exposed padding Should be repaired, covered, or discarded Should be repaired, covered, or discarded Should be repaired, covered, or discarded
Showering and workout clothing Done at home immediately after returning from workout. Participation prohibited with dirty workout clothes Students must be expected to shower at school or at home and wash workout clothing immediately upon returning to their home.  Students must be expected to shower at school or at home and wash workout clothing immediately upon returning to their home.
Free weight requiring a spotter Prohibited, safety strictly enforced Allowed with a spotter at each end of the bar Allowed with a spotter at each end of the bar

 

 

 

Contact sports

(NFHS – Football)

 

No contact allowed Contact allowed as defined by IHSAA Only necessary contact as defined by the IHSAA
Shared hydration stations Only allowed for refilling of personal and clearly labeled water bottles

 

Only allowed for refilling of personal and clearly labeled water bottles Only allowed for refilling of personal and clearly labeled water bottles
Formal Competition Not allowed

 

Not allowed except for Girls Golf (August 3rd)

 

Allowed by IHSAA by-laws
Scrimmages Not allowed Allowed from 7/20 until 8/3 (IHSAA fall season start)  with only essential personnel in attendance. After 8/3 would be a controlled scrimmage.

 

Allowed with essential personnel and non-essential (parents, fans, etc.) in attendance
Celebratory or Sportsmanship Acts Not applicable Prohibited if contact is involved Modified sportsmanship acts are prohibited
Hand sanitizer Should be available if hand washing is not available Should be readily available Should be readily available
Parents, Fans, media, vendors Not allowed Not allowed Allowed
Concessions Not applicable Not applicable Allowed assuming PPE is worn by workers. and Pre-packaged goods encouraged
Hospitality Rooms for Officials Not applicable Not applicable Should not include shared food service and should allow space for social distancing. Individual waters and pre-packaged snacks may be made available

 

Corporation Transportation Not allowed Only allowed for girls golf competition Follow CDC guidelines for cleaning and distancing

 

Pool Usage Acceptable – use social distancing and good hygiene Acceptable – use social distancing and good hygiene Acceptable – use social distancing and good hygiene
Camps Conducted by JCHS Coaches Not permitted based on student hour limit Allowed on case-by-case basis after facility usage form and policies and procedures submitted for approval by Central Office Allowed on case-by-case basis after facility usage form and policies and procedures submitted for approval by Central Office
JCHS Feeder Programs Allowed with Facility Usage Form approval, Certificate of Insurance, and COVID-19 policies and procedures submitted to Athletic Office Allowed with Facility Usage Form approval, Certificate of Insurance, and COVID-19 policies and procedures submitted to Athletic Office Allowed with Facility Usage Form approval, Certificate of Insurance, and COVID-19 policies and procedures submitted to Athletic Office
Symptoms and Tests:

 

Untested and Symptomatic

– Persons who have not received a test proving or disproving the presence of COVID-19 but experience symptoms may return if the following three conditions are met:

1. They have not had a fever for at least 72 hours (that is three full days of no fever without the use of medicine that reduces fevers); and

2. Other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved); and

3. At least 10 calendar days have passed since your symptoms first appeared.

– Persons who have not received a test proving or disproving the presence of COVID-19 but experience symptoms may return if the following three conditions are met:

1. They have not had a fever for at least 72 hours (that is three full days of no fever without the use of medicine that reduces fevers); and

2. Other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved); and

3. At least 10 calendar days have passed since your symptoms first appeared.

– Persons who have not received a test proving or disproving the presence of COVID-19 but experience symptoms may return if the following three conditions are met:

1. They have not had a fever for at least 72 hours (that is three full days of no fever without the use of medicine that reduces fevers); and

2. Other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved); and

3. At least 10 calendar days have passed since your symptoms first appeared.

Symptoms and Tests:

 

Tested Positive and Symptomatic

-Persons who experienced symptoms and have tested positive for COVID-19 may return to school if the following conditions are met:

1. The individual no longer has a fever (without the use medicine that reduces fevers); and

2. Other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved); and

3. At least 10 calendar days have passed since symptoms first appeared; or

The individual has received two negative tests at least 24 hours apart.

-Persons who experienced symptoms and have tested positive for COVID-19 may return to school if the following conditions are met:

1. The individual no longer has a fever (without the use medicine that reduces fevers); and

2. Other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved); and

3. At least 10 calendar days have passed since symptoms first appeared; or

The individual has received two negative tests at least 24 hours apart.

-Persons who experienced symptoms and have tested positive for COVID-19 may return to school if the following conditions are met:

1. The individual no longer has a fever (without the use medicine that reduces fevers); and

2. Other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved); and

3. At least 10 calendar days have passed since symptoms first appeared; or

The individual has received two negative tests at least 24 hours apart.

Symptoms and Tests:

 

Tested Positive and Asymptomatic

Persons who have not had symptoms but test positive for COVID-19 may return when they have gone 10 calendar days without symptoms and have been released by a healthcare provider. Students may also return if they are approved to do so in writing by the student’s health care provider. Persons who have not had symptoms but test positive for COVID-19 may return when they have gone 10 calendar days without symptoms and have been released by a healthcare provider. Students may also return if they are approved to do so in writing by the student’s health care provider. Persons who have not had symptoms but test positive for COVID-19 may return when they have gone 10 calendar days without symptoms and have been released by a healthcare provider. Students may also return if they are approved to do so in writing by the student’s health care provider.
Close Contact

(within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes of someone with confirmed COVID-19)

Quarantine for 14 days. Must be symptom free after that time to return. Quarantine for 14 days. Must be symptom free after that time to return. Quarantine for 14 days. Must be symptom free after that time to return.