Re-Engagement Plan

Paul Laurence Dunbar
High School Athletics

Re-Engagement Plan

Athletic Program Protocol

  • Hand sanitizer (containing >60% alcohol) must be plentiful and available to individuals as they move from place to place.
  • Workouts/conditioning is limited to no more than 75 minutes during the Re-Engagement Phase.
  • Gatherings in outside venues are limited to no more than 10 student-athletes & coaches.
  • Workouts will be conducted in “pods” of student-athletes with the maximum 10 student-athletes working out together weekly (same grouping each day) to limit overall exposures.
  • Locker rooms will not be utilized during Stage 1 Re-Engagement Phase.
  • Frequently wash hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer, especially after touching frequently used items or surfaces.
  • Sneeze or cough into a tissue, or the inside of your elbow.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible.
  • Do not share items with anyone (towels, water bottles, etc.)
  • All student-athletes must bring their own water bottle. Water bottles must not be shared. Food should not be shared. Hydration stations (water cows, water trough, water fountains, etc.) should not be utilized.

Pre –Workout Screening

  • All coaches and student-athletes will be screened daily for signs/symptoms of COVID-19 prior to participating, including a temperature check. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or greater should not participate and be sent home.
  • Anyone with any of the following symptoms will not be allowed to participate: chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, or otherwise feeling unwell.
  • Responses to screening questions for each person will be recorded and stored.
  • The head coach (or designee) is responsible for collection of the data from each day’s screening. Ideally this would be the same individual each day for consistency.
  • Student-athletes or coaches who have a positive pre-workout screening must not be allowed back until they have a note from their healthcare provider indicating specifically that their symptoms are not due to COVID-19.
  • Student-athletes, coaches, staff considered vulnerable individuals, or those concerned with contracting COVID-19 must not supervise or participate.
  • If a student-athlete or staff member develops any of the symptoms above during the session, they will be removed and placed in a designated area that allows them to isolate until it is safe to go home and seek healthcare provider guidance.

Entrance/Exit Strategies

  • All Spring students-athletes will enter/exit at designated entrances/exits points for their sport. Signs will be posted for where students must enter and exit. Sports will also have staggered start/ending times.
  • Designated check-in areas will be set-up for student-athletes. Once student-athlete is cleared they will report to their designated “pod”.
  • Student-athletes who do not clear check-out will be sent home. The head coach (designee) must contract their parents/guardian(s) and leave the facility immediately.
  • A student-athlete that is not feeling well will be placed in the designated quarantine area of facility.

Face Coverings

  • Masks and face coverings must always be worn by coaches and support staff.
  • Student-athletes have the option to remove their mask or face covering when they are actively working out.
  • When a student-athlete is not actively engaged in activity they must place their mask or face covering back on.
  • Face coverings must not be shared.
  • Plastic shields covering the entire face will not be allowed during participation due to the risk of unintended injury to the person wearing the shield or others.
  • Artificial noisemakers such as an air horn or a timer system with an alarm, can be used as a signal in place of a traditional whistle.