Summer Practice for Team Sports and Activities

 

On May 19, 2020, the following email was sent home to all parents:

 

On Friday, May 15th, Governor Herbert issued an executive order moving much of Utah to a “Yellow Health Risk Status.” While schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, the Governor has allowed the resumption of team sports and activities starting on May 26th. If you have children who will be participating in school-sponsored team sports or activities, the following guidelines will apply:

 

  1. School-sponsored groups and teams are only allowed to assemble at the school with a coach or advisor present. 
  2. Participants with underlying medical conditions or that are considered high-risk are asked to not participate. This includes those with lung disease, moderate to severe asthma, serious heart conditions, who are immunocompromised or have diabetes or kidney disease.
  3. Before each activity, participants will be screened for the following symptoms:
    1. A fever of 100.4 or above
    2. A cough (new or undiagnosed)
    3. Trouble breathing or shortness of breath
    4. A sore throat
    5. A sudden loss of taste or smell
    6. Muscle aches or pains

Participants who are sick or have any of the symptoms listed above should not participate until they are symptom-free or cleared by a physician.  

  1. Participants will be required to bring their own water bottles and a supply of water/fluid.  If water/fluid is provided at the activity, it will be distributed in disposable water bottles or through no contact with participant water bottles. 
  2. Locker rooms will be closed and participants should transport their clothing and gear to and from home, as well as make sure clothing is properly laundered. Some adjustments will be made in swimming pool locker rooms for showering and changing clothing.
  3. Social distancing will be practiced when possible, but parents should understand that many group or sports activities require close proximity or contact between participants. 
  4. There will be no loitering before or after practice, scrimmages, or games.

 

As has always been the case, parents and family members of participants are welcome to observe practices, scrimmages, and games. We encourage families to respect the same guidelines we are asking of our players as far as symptom monitoring and social distancing. Spectators should avoid congregating and limit their interactions with other spectators or players. Parents should not distribute food or drinks to other players.    

 

As a district, we are happy for students to once again be able to participate in team sports and activities. We encourage everyone involved--coaches, advisors, parents, and students--to respect and follow these guidelines in the interest of continuing these activities in the future. Our priority is the health and safety of our students and we look forward to the spirit that participation and competition can bring.