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Interscholastic Protocols for Spring Athletics 2021

Protocols Between the Participating Schools 

  1. Testing agreement between the two schools: 
    • Obtain a COVID-19 PCR test on all players and coaches who are participating in the contest. COVID-19 testing will be completed on the Tuesday/Wednesday prior to play. 
    • If a test comes back positive, that student and any close contacts may not participate in the game/match.
    • Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 within 90 days prior to contest will be removed from the close contact list and will be able to participate. 
    • Both teams must provide or be able to provide documentation showing a negative COVID-19 PCR test 72 hours prior to play and a current symptom assessment.  
  2.  All masking, social distancing, and hand hygiene protocols will be followed prior to the contest by both the athletes and coaches.  Masks will be worn by all, including the athletes during the competition.
  3. Locker room use is prohibited for the visiting team. 
  4. The head (or a representative) of each school’s medical teams will connect at some point during the week to make sure all protocols are clear and will be followed. 
  5. All players and coaches must fill out a “Screening Students for COVID-19 Symptoms”  in addition to taking an oral temperature prior to departure. If any player or coach has any of the following symptoms they cannot participate in the contest:
    • Temperature greater or equal to 100.4
    • Change or loss in taste and/or smell
    • New onset of cough, especially when associated with shortness of breath or chest pain
    • Muscle aches/joint pain
    • Chills 
    • Sore throat
    • Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea
  6. No outside spectators, including parents will be allowed at the competition.

Internal Protocol

  1. Transportation
    • Busses at half capacity unless students are sitting with siblings, roommates, or pod mates.
    • Hand sanitizer will be offered to students upon entering and exiting the bus.
    • Weather permitting, increased circulation will be attempted by opening all windows. 
  2. Officials will need to be masked.
  3. All players can opt out of the contest if they or their family are uncomfortable with them participating in the contest. 
  4. No sharing of water bottles or gear if applicable. 

***The above is subject to change at any time given the changing landscape of COVID-19 in our state and in our schools.  CIAC, CDC and CT Department of Health Guidelines for interscholastic play will be revisited weekly during the spring term.