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UPDATED RETURN TO ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES FOR SLCSD

(AS OF JULY 22, 2020)

SOME POINTS OF EMPHASIS  FOR SPORTS INCLUDE:

  • All participants must be screened for COVID-19 symptoms before each workout
    • STAY HOME IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING ANY SYMPTOMS (CDC list)
    • Attendance records kept for potential contact tracing
  • Maximum group size (practices) = 50
    • Only those involved in practices or competitions allowed at on-campus venues
  • Contact and competitions are allowed
  • Continued adherence to best practices to reduce the risk of spreading the virus including:
    • Masks or face coverings for student-athletes when not directly involved in activity (before, after and possibly during workouts), and for all coaches
    • Physical distancing when not directly involved in activity
    • Personal hygiene (hand washing/use of sanitizer) and regular equipment sanitizing

Updated athletic department information related to COVID-19 will be posted here. Please follow the most current guidelines and instructions given by coaches to decrease your chances to contract and/or spread the virus. Failure to follow instructions could result in loss of participation opportunities for individuals, teams, or the athletic department.

Guiding Principles:

  • We will follow the guidance of state and local government officials and health departments when determining what can and cannot be done at practices and workouts (UHSAA moratorium expires after Memorial Day)
  • All participation opportunities are voluntary – we respect the rights of families to make participation decisions based on individual health concerns
  • Increased infection control measures will be used to help minimize risk
  • All participants must provide accurate health information to minimize the risk to others
    • Those who have or develop symptoms should stay home or will be sent home

Return to Participation Disclosure Form:
Student-athletes and a parent/guardian must work together to complete this form prior to participation. Forms can be completed online and submitted or downloaded and returned to coaches.

Participants Responsibilities:

  • If you are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or your health status is in question — STAY HOME
    • Click here for a list of common symptoms from the CDC
  • Any instruction given by a coach, trainer, or administrator about physical distancing, group sizes, hygiene, etc must be followed
  • You must be screened for symptoms by a coach or trainer upon arrival to any workout
  • Congregating (“hanging out”) before or after a workout is not allowed – make transportation arrangements to be there on time and be picked up or leave immediately after a workout
  • You must bring your own water and water bottle and cannot share with others
  • All participants should wear face masks when not actively participating (at minimum before and after the workout); coaches should wear face masks at all times when physical distancing is not possible; face masks are required for any interactions with a trainer (assessment, treatment, etc)
  • Strict hygiene standards must be followed, including washing hands prior to the workout and using hand sanitizer often
  • Appropriate clothes and shoes must be worn at all times (including wearing shirts); clothes and personal equipment (jerseys, helmets, gloves, etc) should not be shared; clothes should be washed after each use
  • Restrooms and locker rooms will not be available until the custodial staff has the ability to properly and regularly disinfect the areas – plan accordingly

SLCSD Return to Participation Plan:

  • Click here for more information on restrictions and allowances during the state color coded risk phases

UHSAA Updates and Adjustments:

  • Click here for more information about adjustments to UHSAA policies for summer and fall 2020

 

If you have questions about opportunities for each sport or need to contact a coach about COVID-19 related issues, please email the appropriate coach from the list found here.
If you have other athletic department questions, please email Coach Lowe at skip.lowe@slcschools.org