Guidance for COVID-19
Here are updates and/or recommendations the OHSAA is asking our member schools to please consider as they relate to COVID-19. School districts and local health departments may set their own requirements, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said that masks are required while using public transportation (e.g. school buses). Please remember that protocols set by a school district or local health department may be different for your participants and spectators at an away/neutral site than those in place at your home facilities.
• There currently are NO state mandates regarding vaccinations, masks and social distancing. Due to the circulating and highly
contagious Delta variant, however, the CDC and Ohio Department of Health recommend that:
* Masks be worn at indoor events regardless of vaccination status and that social distancing of three feet be maintained when
there are crowded situations.
* For outdoor events, those who are not fully vaccinated should wear masks and remain socially distanced of at least three feet where there are crowded situations.
* Regardless of vaccination status, wear masks while in any enclosed structure at outdoor facilities such as restrooms, concession stands, ticket offices and press boxes.
• Anyone demonstrating signs of any infectious illness should go home and contact their healthcare provider for testing and care.
• Continue to work with your local health department when a positive test is confirmed to ensure the proper individuals are
notified and to facilitate appropriate quarantines and contact tracing.
• Continue to encourage student-athletes who test positive for COVID-19 to gain medical clearance before they are permitted to
return to practices or contests, with an approval form from the medical professional to be kept on file at the school.
• Continue to practice proper sanitation of student-athlete equipment and personal belongings and of all facilities and venues.
• Continue to utilize signage and public address announcements at your facilities that encourage spectators to practice good
hygiene and know the symptoms and that encourage spectators not fully vaccinated to wear masks and stay socially distanced.