All athletic conditioning and weight lifting sessions in schools may resume on Monday, June 1st. Specific guidelines are listed below.
Each school should create a plan that works with their specific environments. Schools with more space can allow more students in that space than schools with limited space. Here are some guidelines for our athletic programs while limiting groups to 50 people or less. E.g., a 40’ x 30’ weight room has 1,200 sq. ft. so a maximum of 33 students could maintain a 6’ distance. Here are some specific guidelines for your athletic programs.
1. During drills and competition, social distancing guidelines do not apply.
2. Remain at least 6 feet apart from other individuals. Use stations for large groups.
3. Avoid contact with high touch surfaces whenever possible.
4. Assign students to a bench, squat rack, treadmill, etc. This reduces cross-traffic use.
5. Clean equipment between students.
6. Follow camp/clinic guidelines when traveling outside of Davis County. (Keep your kids safe.)
7. Create alternative workouts for students in a high-risk environment at home who cannot attend.
8. Space equipment around the perimeter to reduce gatherings. Water breaks should be individualized, and students should bring their own clearly marked water bottle.
9. If it is not possible/feasible to distance people, then masks should be worn by students, coaches, and spectators.
10. Locker rooms and showers will not be available at this time.
11. Heavy lifts should use a Smith machine or a self-spotting bar in lieu of a spotter.
12. Until further notice, please eliminate the postgame handshake lines.
Participants should have their symptoms checked before each practice or activity. Ask the following questions: Do you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, muscle aches and pains, loss of sense of smell, or a sore throat?