Health & Safety

Comprehensive Fall 2020 Return to Sport Guidelines

Mississippi High School Activities Association Comprehensive Fall 2020 Return to Sport Guidelines August 11, 2020 Purpose Statement By implementing well understood concepts, many of which will be familiar as part of return to workouts guidelines issued for Summer 2020, we aim to reintroduce sports and extra-curricular activities and competition to …

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MHSAA School Guidelines for Fall Sports

  MHSAA School Guidelines for Fall Sport Updated August 10, 2020 School Guidelines for Fall Sports/Activities  Note: This is not an exhaustive list and there might be additional steps in each community to help prevent the spread of virus. Even when taking all precautions, there will still be risk of …

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NFHS-AMSSM Guidance for Assessing Cardiac Issues in Athletes with COVID-19

https://nfhs.org/articles/nfhs-amssm-guidance-for-assessing-cardiac-issues-in-high-school-student-athletes-with-covid-19-infection/   An expert medical task force appointed by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) has issued guidance for assessing potential cardiac issues in high school student-athletes with COVID-19 infection. The guidance is included in the “Cardiopulmonary Considerations …

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A Guide to Heat Acclimatization and Heat Illness Prevention

A Guide to Heat Acclimatization and Heat Illness Prevention Course Objectives: Recognize that Exertional Heatstroke (EHS) is the leading preventable cause of death among athletes. Know the importance of a formal pre-season heat acclimatization plan. Know the importance of having and implementing a specific hydration plan, keeping your athletes well-hydrated, …

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2020 cross country guidelines for COVID

XC–Covid Guide 2020-21 Cross Country Note: This is not an exhaustive list and there might be additional steps in each community to help prevent the spread of virus. Even when taking all precautions, there will still be risk of transmitting illnesses. Everyone should stay vigilant about the health of members …

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2020 volleyball guidelines for COVID

Volleyball–Covid Guide 2020-21 Volleyball Rules Note: This is not an exhaustive list and there might be additional steps in each community to help prevent the spread of virus. Even when taking all precautions, there will still be risk of transmitting illnesses. Everyone should stay vigilant about the health of members …

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2020 football guidelines for COVID

Football–Covid Guide 2020 Football Season  Note: This is not an exhaustive list and there might be additional steps in each community to help prevent the spread of virus. Even when taking all precautions, there will still be risk of transmitting illnesses. Everyone should stay vigilant about the health of members …

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2020 cross country rules considerations

Covid 19 cross country considerations FINAL 2020-21 Cross Country Considerations In support of the Guidance for Opening Up High School Athletics and Activities, the NFHS Track and Field Rules Committee offers this document for state associations to consider whether any possible rules could be altered for the 2020-21 season. The …

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NFHS offers ‘COVID-19 for Coaches’ course

https://nfhslearn.com/courses/covid-19-for-coaches-and-administrators The COVID 19 pandemic presents a myriad of challenges to high school athletic and activity programs. To help address some of those challenges, the National Federation of State High School Associations has developed “COVID-19 for Coaches and Administrators.” The NFHS Sports Medicine Advisory Committee developed “Guidance for Opening Up …

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2020-21 NFHS Spirit Rules Considerations for COVID

In support of the Guidance for Opening Up High School Athletics and Activities, the NFHS Spirit Rules Committee offers this document for state associations to consider whether any possible rules could be altered for the 2020-21 season. The modifications outlined in this document are meant to decrease potential exposure to …

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2020-21 Volleyball Rules Considerations for COVID

In support of the Guidance for Opening Up High School Athletics and Activities, the NFHS Volleyball Rules Committee offers this document for state associations to consider whether any possible rules could be altered for the 2020-21 season. The considerations outlined in this document are meant to decrease potential exposure to …

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2020-21 Soccer Rules Considerations for COVID

In support of the Guidance for Opening Up High School Athletics and Activities, the NFHS Soccer Rules Committee offers this document for state associations to consider whether any possible rules could be altered for the 2020-21 season.  The considerations outlined in this document are meant to decrease potential exposure to …

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2020 Football Rules Considerations for COVID

2020 Football Rules Considerations In support of the NFHS Guidance for Opening Up High School Athletics and Activities, the NFHS Football Editorial Committee offers this document for state associations to consider whether any possible rules could be altered for the 2020 football season. The considerations outlined in this document are …

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2020-21 Swimming and Diving Rule COVID Considerations

In support of the Guidance for Opening Up High School Athletics and Activities, the NFHS Swimming and Diving Rules Committee offers this document for state associations to consider whether any possible rules could be altered for the 2020-21 season. The considerations outlined in this document are meant to decrease potential …

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MHSAA Executive Committee meets to discuss upcoming sports seasons for Fall 2020

June 30, 2020 The MHSAA Executive Committee met Tuesday to discuss the upcoming high school sports seasons in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic. The 15-member Executive Committee is made up of school administrators from throughout the state. The committee will reconvene July 14 to determine what adjustments may be …

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MHSAA Return to Activity Update (June 15, 2020)

Progressing from Acclimatization Towards Normal Team Activities Recommended Steps: Two week acclimatization period mandated by the MHSAA June 1st communication 2-4 weeks of small group activities. Maintain group sizes at the limits established by the Mississippi State Department of Health. Teams should maintain separation into defined workout groups during this …

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NFHS Releases Guidelines for Return to High School Marching Band Activities

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         Contact: James Weaver INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 9, 2020) —Similar to the guidance released last month for the nationwide reopening of high school athletics and activities, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has announced suggested procedures for a safe return to high school …

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COVID-19 Athlete Screening Checklist

Step 1: Ask your student athlete these following questions. If answered yes to any of these questions, move to the step 3. Do you have any of these symptoms: Fever? (have you taken any Tylenol or ibuprofen for fever?) Have you taken meds to reduce a fever? Body Chills? Cough? …

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