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READ PRIOR TO PARTICIPATION!!

GHS Athletics staff will follow all guidelines to ensure the safety of all student athletes.

Granite School District Athletics & Activities Summer Return to Participation Guidelines
Our goal is to provide opportunities for our student-athletes to participate as fully as possible under the current recommendations of the local health department in a safely monitored and controlled environment. Failure to follow these guidelines may eliminate ongoing opportunities for programs and/or the athletic department. We value the right and opinion of each family to determine their level of participation in these voluntary activities. ​We also expect all participants to be honest and considerate of others when making decisions to participate.
Keys:
● No in-person team activities or gatherings until MAY 26t​h​ (UHSAA restrictions)
● All workouts/practices will be optional – non-participation due to personal or family choice, or health
risk factors will not be an indication of dedication to the team and will not be a determining factor in team selection or playing time
o Athletes are encouraged to communicate to coaches their reasons for non-participation o Team selection is not guaranteed, and can not be based upon attendance optional
workout/practice sessions.
o Follow all guidelines outlined by government health departments (state and local) for
reopening sports and activities
o GSD, individual schools, and/or programs may choose to be more restrictive based on
individual circumstances, but not less restrictive
● Coaches are responsible to continually monitor the health and safety risks for their team and
adjust/cancel activities when appropriate; coaches will also communicate any COVID-19 concerns with
building administrators or ADs
● Athletes and parents/guardians are responsible to honestly assess and report their health status and
risk factors when choosing to participate – includes initial and ongoing participation Initial Return to Participation:
● All participants must have an ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISK consent form turned into their school’s athletic department prior to initial participation
● All participants and a parent/guardian must:
o Understand that participation is 100% voluntary and that even with precautions, there is
always a chance of contracting the virus while interacting with others
o Comply with all rules concerning returning to participation
o Understand that participant’s temperature will be checked with a non-contact thermometer
upon arrival
o Have not tested positive for COVID-19
▪ If previously tested positive, must meet criteria to be considered recovered o Be asymptomatic*
o Not knowingly interacting with others that are infected or symptomatic
o Alert coaches of any COVID-19 status changes
● Areas and equipment must be adequately disinfected before and after workouts
* ​Symptoms include fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or above, cough, trouble breathing, sore throat, sudden change in taste or smell, muscle aches or pains
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o Coaches and players will need to assist custodians in cleaning and disinfecting after each session.
o All equipment that is being used by more than one individual, must be sprayed with disinfectant and wiped down using a microfiber towel between
▪ Microfiber towels must be laundered daily. ▪
● Limit participants in a designated area to comply with gathering guidelines (​ ​20 ​/ <​ 20​ people, spaced 10’ a part, including players, coaches, trainers, etc​). Limit the number of people/close off equipment accordingly.
o Areas
▪ Outdoor
● Stadium
● Track
● Baseball/Softball Fields
● General Green Space
▪ Indoor facilities
● Pure Tab spray must be used before a new team or group has access to the
area.
o Weight Room
o Gyms
o Dance Room
o Wrestling Room o Swimming Pool
​each user​/​
practice session.
Balls must be disinfected prior to, and after use. Participants must wash hands prior to
all equipment use. Social distancing guidelines still apply
▪ Pools are limited to lap swim only, one swimmer per lane; no
congregating on pool decks
▪ Swim team is allowed as long as social distancing is allowed on
pool deck
▪ 6-foot social distancing between household groups is
maintained on pool deck
▪ Lap swimming resumes to normal capacity
▪ Swim team and swim lessons are allowed as long as social
distancing is allowed on pool deck
o No spectators
● Coaches must keep an attendance record to support contact tracing. This should be done for every
team gathering/workout/practice for all events
● Coaches should plan time slots with a 30 minute break before the arrival of the next team or group
● Custodial staff ​must ​be provided a list of practice start time, end time and location for ​every
practice/activity to provide proper cleaning and disinfecting.
o Coaches and players will need to assist custodians in cleaning and disinfecting after each
session.
o Examples of what should NOT happen:
* ​Symptoms include fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or above, cough, trouble breathing, sore throat, sudden change in taste or smell, muscle aches or pains
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▪ A group of ​20​ is finishing a workout and ​20​ more show up for the next time slot – we now have ​40​ at the field
▪ Soccer plans to work out on the turf from 10-11a and football plans on 11a-noon – no time has been planned for soccer to clean-up and leave prior to football arriving and setting-up
● Athletes should avoid arriving prior to scheduled time and should leave the facility in a timely manner following workouts – including not congregating in parking lots or other areas
o Transportation to/from workouts should be coordinated by each family so as not to have athletes waiting for rides home
● All participants should bring their own water bottles and should not share with others
● Restrooms will be available
o Restrooms will be cleaned before the arrival of each team/event. Use Pure Tab spray every 2 hours.
● Locker rooms, team rooms, etc will not be open or available until auxiliary services has determined that appropriate plans and personnel are available to keep them sufficiently sanitized and disinfected
o Coaches should have access in the case of injury or medical emergency
● Participants should use appropriate recommended personal protective equipment (PPE) when not
involved in physical activity
o Coaches should wear masks; athletes should wear masks when not actively participating (prior
to and after workouts)
o Participants should use hand sanitizer before, after, and possibly during workouts
● Coaches must plan activities to meet current distancing guidelines at all times ​(currently 10’) o PERSON TO PERSON CONTACT IS ​NOT​ PERMITTED AT THIS TIME
▪ Includes contact drills and many competitive situations (1-on-1, 2-on-2, . . . full game situations) – exceptions may be for non-contact competition (golf, tennis, some track & field events)
▪ High-5’s, fist/chest bumps, etc. do not meet current distancing guidelines
o Pre- and post-workout coach to player communication and athletes lined up or waiting for
reps, should maintain social distancing.
o Focus will be on individual fundamentals/footwork, basic team concepts (spacing, angles, etc),
and conditioning
● Coaches must use good judgement when restarting workouts regarding intensity and duration
o Athletes will most likely not be in the condition they are used to Easing of Restrictions:
● When deemed appropriate by government and health department officials and approved by GSD and building administration or ADs, restrictions will be reassessed based on updated recommendations
o Possible opportunities for non-sanctioned summer competition (scrimmages, camps, summer leagues, etc)
o UHSAA will consider sanctioning competitions for the 2020-21 school year when all counties in Utah have moved to YELLOW (low) and/or GREEN (new normal) risk phases
o Approved student travel and/or district transportation will be reevaluated
* ​Symptoms include fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or above, cough, trouble breathing, sore throat, sudden change in taste or smell, muscle aches or pains
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● ADs at each school will provide coaches with the most current restrictions and allowances and will make the information available on the school website
Camps/Clinics/Summer Leagues:
● All camps/clinics/summer leagues that utilizes GSD facilities must abide by their organizations guidelines.
* ​Symptoms include fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or above, cough, trouble breathing, sore throat, sudden change in taste or smell, muscle aches or pains
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