To promote fair competition and the health and safety of everyone involved, it is vital that school administrators and coaches are familiar with the information below and are purposeful in their application of the guidelines and requirements noted. Continued function of our schools' academic and athletic programs will take the combined, mindful efforts of everyone involved.

Bookmark this page and return often as additional information is posted through the 2021-22 school year.

Student-Athlete Participation Requirements

A pre-participation physical must be filed with the school office prior to a student-athlete participating in an official day of practice.

Preseason, Practice, and In-Season Competition

Demonstrating care and concern for reducing the spread of COVID-19 outside of competition will lower the likelihood that inter-school competition will be impacted by virus-related cancellations.

Please make sure that every individual in your athletic family are educated on the protocols listed below:

  • All students who have tested positive for COVID-19 must receive clearance from a medical provider prior to resuming activities with his/her team. If a student tests positive for COVID-19 and subsequently receives his/her pre-participation physical and is cleared to play, no additional clearance is required. All coaches and students who are confirmed or suspected positive for COVID-19 should follow recommendations for release from isolation from the CDC when considering a return to practice or activities.

Additional Resources for Schools

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency preparedness is a key element in returning to participation. NFHS has recently released another free course entitled "The Collapsed Athlete." The course will teach staff members the importance of developing Emergency Action Plans and practicing them, including assigning responsibilities to team members.