COVID-19

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 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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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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MHSAA Executive Committee sets return to play measures

The MHSAA Executive Committee met Thursday to consider and implement return to activity guidelines for member schools during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in Mississippi. After thorough study and deliberation as well as recommendations from medical professionals across the state, the MHSAA Executive Committee approved the following for summer athletics and …

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COVID-19 Return to Activity Guidelines 5-21-2020

Mississippi High School Activities Association COVID-19 Return to Activity Guidelines MHSAA June 1 Guidelines Clarifications May 21, 2020 Resuming Activity June 1, 2020 The state of Mississippi and local municipalities are progressively decreasing restrictions on gatherings and business openings. With those changes in mind, MHSAA schools and communities are focusing …

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COVID-19 update

 COVID-19 UPDATE – May 19 The Mississippi High School Activities Association Executive Committee and staff continue to monitor the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus on sports and activities for summer 2020. The MHSAA remains in communication with the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), the MHSAA Sports Medicine …

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Covid-19 Update – May 11, 2020

Pre-participation Physical Examinations for the 2020-21 school year:  Upon the recommendations of the NFHS and MHSAA Sports Medicine Advisory Committees, the MHSAA Executive Committee voted to approve the following for the upcoming 2020-21 school year: Sports and activities physicals (pre-participation physical evaluations) conducted on or after April 1, 2019, will …

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COVID-19 and Musical Instrument Cleaning

The NFHS, NAfME and the NAMM Foundation recommend the following guidelines for handling musical instruments during the COVID-19 school shutdown period. These guidelines are designed for use by music educators and educators may use these guidelines when teaching students and parents how to clean instruments. Sterilization vs. Disinfection There is …

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