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Here are the guidelines that all Crestview Athletic programs will be following during these unprecedented times.  Our students safety remains our number one priority as we begin to restart athletic activities.

 

Crestview Athletics

“Home of the Cougars”

 

Re-Opening Guidelines - June 1st 2020

 

First and foremost, as we move forward and begin to re-open our facilities to activity it is critical to keep in mind that COVID 19 is a life-threatening virus, in which there is no current vaccine or treatment therefore safety must be our first priority and on the forefront of our minds at all times.

 

General Guidelines to be enforced during all phases unless otherwise noted:

 

  • Groups of no more than 10, including a coach.
  • No public using the facilities and no public present at the facilities.  No one other than current students and staff are permitted to be involved in the training.
  • No bags are to be brought into any facility or training area.  
  • No congregating in one area before, during, or after a workout. 
  • Facilities will all have an entrance and exit point independent of each other that limit areas of congestion.
  • All individuals maintain 6 foot social distancing at all times. - workout stations should be spaced at least 6 foot apart both inside and outside.
  • Coaches must use the attached document to track attendance and track symptoms of athletes.  Put each group of 10, including the coach/supervisor, on a different sheet so we know who each student/coach was in close proximity to.
  • Face Coverings are required for coaches.  Athletes participating in high endurance or cardio-vascular workouts should not wear a face covering during the workout.
  • The No-Touch Rule is in effect.  All individuals must avoid physical contact before, during and after skills sessions unless the contact is for the purpose of safety.
  • Equipment and items related to the activity must be sanitized before, during, and after all workouts.
  • Facilities and workout stations will be adequately cleaned and sanitized before and after each workout session. A minimum of one hour will be in place between sessions to ensure appropriate cleaning and restocking of sanitizing materials.
  • Athletes must travel alone or with a family member to and from practice.  There should be no sharing of rides with other teammates.
  • Athletes and Coaches will disinfect hands before touching  any surfaces, or working out.
  • Ensure that proper clothing is being worn when using weight equipment.  Come to the workout in the clothes you will be training in, locker rooms will be closed.  No showering in locker rooms after conditioning sessions, go directly home and shower.
  • Limit restroom use to emergencies only and one at a time.  Restrooms designated as “open” will be cleaned daily by staff. .
  • No use of drinking fountains, or sharing of water bottles, water stations, towels or other items.  Athletes must bring their own water and water bottles.  
  • Hand sanitizer will be readily available.
  • We will do our best to ensure that we are providing a safe and clean environment for all.  Should any of these steps be circumvented, that program will be removed from future training opportunities.

 

For the purpose of planning and structure Crestview Local Schools will be re-opening based on the 3 phase approach adopted by the OHSAA in accordance with the NFHS.  

  • Phase 1 - June 1st - 15th
  • Phase 2 - June 16th - 30th
  • Phase 3 - July 1st - Contingent only upon State clearance to resume competition.

 

PHASE 1 Guidelines

Pre-Workout Screening: 

  • All coaches and students will be screened for signs/symptoms of COVID-19 prior to a workout, to include a temperature check. Please see the sample OHSAA COVID-19 Monitoring sheet provided. 
  • Responses to screening questions will be recorded and stored for contact tracing purposes if a COVID-19 infection occurs. Our school will create a plan for how these documents are filed.
  • Any person with positive responses on the screening will not be allowed to take part in workouts and should contact their medical provider.  The training pod may have to quarantine for up to 14 days depending upon the severity of the illness.
  • Vulnerable individuals will not oversee or participate in any workouts during Phase One. 

 

Limitations on Gathering

  • Gatherings should not consist of more than 10 people at a time (inside or outside), to include all participants and coaches.
  • Locker rooms will not be used during Phase One. Students will report to workouts in proper gear and immediately return home to shower at the end of the workout.
  • Workouts will be conducted in “pods” of students with the same 5-10 people (including coaches) always working out together. Smaller pods should be used for weight training. 
  • There will be a minimum distance of 6 feet between each individual at all times. If this is not possible, the number of individuals in the room should be decreased until proper social distancing can occur.

 

Facilities Cleaning:

  • Adequate cleaning schedules will be created and implemented for all athletic facilities. 
  • Prior to an individual or group entering a facility, all hard surfaces within that facility will be wiped down and sanitized. Hard surface examples include but are not limited to chairs, furniture, locker rooms, weight room equipment, bathrooms, and training tables.
  • Individuals should disinfect their hands before touching any surfaces or participating in workouts.
  • Hand sanitizer will be plentiful and available to individuals.
  • Weight equipment will be wiped down thoroughly before and after each individual uses the equipment.
  • Shirts and shoes will be worn at all times. 
  • Any equipment such as weight benches, athletic pads, that have holes with exposed foam should be covered.
  • Students will be encouraged to shower and wash their workout clothing immediately upon returning home. 

 

Physical Activity and Athletic Equipment:

  • There will be no shared athletic equipment (towels, clothing, shoes, or sport specific equipment) between students.
  • Students will wear their own workout clothing, and clothing/towels will be washed and cleaned after every workout.
  • All athletic equipment, including balls, will be cleaned after each use and prior to the next workout.
  • Individual drills requiring the use of athletic equipment can be permissible, but the equipment will be cleaned between use of each individual. 
  • There will be a focus on resistance training with bodyweight, sub-maximal lifts, and use of resistance bands. 
  • Free weight exercises that require a spotter will be conducted in a manner which still follows the 6 foot social distancing guidelines.

 

 Hydration: 

  • All students will bring their own water bottle, and water bottles will not be shared. 
  • Hydration stations (water fountains, water troughs, etc.) will not be used.

 

PHASE 2 Guidelines (Dependent on Health Department Guidelines and Recommendations)

Pre-Workout/Contact Screening

  • All coaches and students will be screened for signs/symptoms of COVID-19 prior to a workout, to include a temperature check. Please see the sample OHSAA COVID-19 Monitoring sheet provided. 
  • Responses to screening questions will be recorded and stored for contact tracing purposes if a COVID-19 infection occurs. 
  • Any person with positive responses on the screening will not be allowed to take part in workouts and should contact their medical provider.
  • Vulnerable individuals will not oversee or participate in any workouts during Phase Two.

 

 Limitations on Gatherings

  • Gatherings will not consist of more than 10 people at a time inside. Up to 50 people may gather outdoors for workouts based on future health department recommendations.
  • If locker rooms or meeting rooms are used, there will be a minimum distance of 6 feet between each individual at all times. 
  • Indoor workouts will be conducted in “pods” of students with the same 5-10 people (including coaches). Smaller pods will be utilized for weight training. 
  • There will be a minimum distance of 6 feet between each individual at all times. Appropriate social distancing will be maintained on sidelines and benches. Consider using tape or field paint as a guide for students and coaches.

 Facilities Cleaning: 

  • Adequate cleaning schedules will be created and implemented for all athletic facilities.
  • Prior to an individual or group entering a facility, all hard surfaces within that facility will be wiped down and sanitized. Hard surface examples include but are not limited to chairs, furniture, locker rooms, weight room equipment, bathrooms, and training tables. 
  • Individuals will disinfect their hands before touching any surfaces or participating in workouts.
  • Hand sanitizer will be plentiful and available to individuals.
  • Weight equipment will be wiped down thoroughly before and after each individual uses the equipment.
  • Shirts and shoes will be worn at all times. 
  • Any equipment such as weight benches, athletic pads, having holes with exposed foam will be covered. 
  • Students will be encouraged to shower and wash their workout clothing immediately upon returning home. 

 

Physical Activity and Athletic Equipment:

  • Lower risk sports practices may resume. 
  • Modified practices may begin for Moderate Risk sports/activities.
  • There will be no shared athletic towels, clothing, or shoes between students.
  • Students will wear their own appropriate workout clothing, and individual clothing/towels will be washed and cleaned after every workout. 
  • All athletic equipment, including balls, will be cleaned intermittently during practices and between practices/sessions. 
  • Hand sanitizer will be readily available.
  • Maximum lifts will be limited and power cages should be used for squats and bench presses. Spotters will stand at each end of the bar.

 Hydration:

  • All students will bring their own water bottle, and water bottles will not be shared.
  • Hydration stations (water fountains, water troughs, etc.) will not be used.

 

PHASE 3 Guidelines(Dependent on Health Department Guidelines and Recommendations)

Pre-Workout/Contact Screening:

  • Any person who has had a fever or cold symptoms in the previous 24 Hours will not be allowed to take part in workouts and will contact his/her medical provider.
  • A record will be kept of all individuals present. 
  • Vulnerable individuals can resume public interactions, but will practice physical distancing, minimizing exposure to social settings where distancing may not be practical, unless precautionary measures are observed/implemented.

 Limitations on Gatherings:

  • Gatherings sizes of up to 50 individuals, indoors or outdoors, could resume depending on guidelines from the CDC and the health department.
  • When not directly participating in practices or workouts, care will be taken to maintain a minimum distance of 3 to 6 feet between each individual. Consider using tape or field paint as a guide for students and coaches.

 

 Facilities Cleaning: 

  • Adequate cleaning schedules will be created and implemented for all athletic facilities.
  • Prior to an individual or group entering a facility, all hard surfaces within that facility will be wiped down and sanitized. Hard surface examples include but are not limited to chairs, furniture, locker rooms, weight room equipment, bathrooms, and training tables.
  • Individuals will wash their hands for 20 seconds with warm water and soap before touching any surfaces or participating in workouts.
  • Hand sanitizer will be plentiful and available to individuals. 
  • Weight equipment will be wiped down thoroughly before and after each individual uses the equipment.
  • Shirts and shoes will be worn at all times.
  • Any equipment such as weight benches, athletic pads, having holes with exposed foam will be covered. 
  • Students will be encouraged to shower and wash their workout clothing immediately upon returning home.

 Physical Activity and Athletic Equipment:

  • Moderate risk sports practices may begin. 
  • Modified practices may begin for High Risk sports/activities. o Continue pre-practice screening as in Phases One and Two. Shower immediately after practices/workouts. 
  • There will be no shared athletic towels, clothing, or shoes between students.
  • Students will wear their own appropriate workout clothing, and individual clothing/towels will be washed and cleaned after every workout. 
  • All athletic equipment, including balls, will be cleaned intermittently during practices and between practices/sessions. 
  • Other equipment, such as wrestling ear guards, football helmets, etc. will be worn by only one individual and not shared. This equipment will be expected to be cleaned nightly.
  • Hand sanitizer will be readily available. 
  • Maximum lifts will be limited, and power cages should be used for squats and bench presses. Spotters will stand at each end of the bar.

 Hydration: 

  • All students will bring their own water bottle, and water bottles will not be shared.
  • Hydration stations (water fountains, water troughs, etc.) may be used but must be cleaned intermittently and after every practice/workout.