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OSAA Information Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Latest OSAA Information


OSAA Update

Published
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Release
UPDATE - OHA Capacity Limits -
Lower Risk Counties



OSAA K-12 School Sports/Activities Updates


Media Releases

OSAA Office Closed

The OSAA office in Wilsonville is closed during this public emergency. Staff are working remotely and can be contacted via email. View the OSAA Staff & Contact Information page for email addresses.

Four-Season Schedules

  • Season 1 - Aug. 31 to Feb. 21
  • Season 2 (Fall) - Feb. 22 to Apr. 10
  • Season 3 (Spring) - Apr. 5 to May 22
  • Season 4 (Winter) - May 10 to June 26
  • Activities shifted later - no defined season

Season 1

  • Sports/Activities permitted will not be designated by the OSAA but rather will be at the discretion of the local school district, provided they are allowed by the Governor's Office, OHA, ODE, and the school adheres to the directives from those entities.
  • OSAA policies regarding out‐of‐season coaching limitations have been waived during Season 1 with the caveat that student participation in these sports cannot be required.
  • All other OSAA rules and policies remain in effect at this time.

Season 2

  • Traditional fall sports
  • Football, Volleyball, Boys & Girls Soccer, and Boys & Girls Cross Country

Season 3

  • Traditional spring sports
  • Baseball, Softball, Boys & Girls Track & Field, Boys & Girls Tennis, and Boys & Girls Golf

Season 4

  • Traditional winter sports
  • Boys & Girls Basketball, Boys & Girls Swimming, and Wrestling

Minimum Practice Requirements

  • Football remains unchanged (nine days)
  • All other sports changed to five days
  • Season 3 participants who also participated in season 2 can have the practice requirement waived
  • Season 4 participants who also participated in season 3 can have the practice requirement waived

Frequently Asked Questions

Updated 5/12/2021 10:00am. The following frequently asked questions are provided to help guide schools as they return to school sports and activities. These FAQs will be updated frequently and are subject to change as additional guidance is released from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Governor's Office, and the Oregon Department of Education (ODE). Note that these FAQs are subject to change based upon changes to national, state or local guidelines/directives. If you have a question, please contact Peter Weber at peterw@osaa.org or contact the OSAA office at (503) 682-6722.

Guidelines for K-12 School Sports are based on a county's COVID-19 risk level (lower, moderate, high, extreme). Guidelines for K-12 School Sports are not tied to a school's instructional model. Refer to ODE guidance for reopening to in-person instruction for additional information on school operations.


Updated 5/12/2021 10:00am



County Risk Level Guidance

1. Q. Can the OSAA Executive Director or OSAA Executive Board modify, waive, or provide exceptions to the Governor's or OHA Guidance?

A. No. The OSAA and its member schools are bound by the guidance and are unable to modify, waive, or provide exceptions.

2. Q. When does the Sector Risk Level Guidance take effect?

A. The Sector Risk Level Guidance began on December 3, 2020.

3. Q. Are recreational sports and K-12 sports separated in the guidance?

A. No, recreational sports and K-12 sports are now under the same indoor recreation or outdoor recreation guidance provided by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).

4. Q. What is the timeline for a school to implement changes when a county's risk level status moves (i.e. from high risk to extreme risk)?

A. Every Tuesday, the OHA releases data from the previous two weeks regarding each county's risk level. The weeks alternate between "Warning Weeks" and "Movement Weeks." During a "Warning Week," the OHA provides schools and other entities linked to county risk level metrics a warning so they can plan for a potential move in status the following week. During a "Movement Week," if the information released on Tuesday moves a county from one risk level to another (i.e. from high risk to extreme risk), the school has until that Friday to implement the necessary protocols related to that new county risk level. In this example, if a county moved from high risk to extreme risk, a school in that county would have to cease all indoor sports activity starting that Friday as indoor sports activities are prohibited in extreme risk counties - County Risk Level Information.

5. Q. Are all sports and activities able to take place if a school opens since the reopening metrics set forth by the Governor are now advisory?

A. No, even though a school may reopen, K-12 school sports are still under the OHA's Sector Guidance - Indoor Recreation and Indoor Fitness Establishments, Sector Guidance - Outdoor Recreation and Outdoor Fitness Establishments, and Sector Risk Level Guidance Chart.

6. Q. If our school sends a team out of state for a competition, do they need to quarantine upon returning?

A. No, participation in K-12 school sports is considered "essential travel" per the state guidance. Visit Statewide Guidance for Travel for more information.

7. Q. If a student goes out of state for non-essential travel, should they quarantine upon returning?

A. It's important to communicate to all students and their families that departure from the state for any amount of time may compromise their ability to participate upon their return for the following 7-14 days. Visit Statewide Guidance for Travel for more information.

8. Q. Must masks be worn at all times, indoor and outdoor, even during exercise / competition?

A. Per Statewide Reopening Guidance - Masks, Face Coverings, Face Shields, masks, face coverings, or face shields are required to be worn by all individuals at all times unless the individual: Is outdoors, competing in or practicing a non-contact sport, and maintains at least six (6) feet of distance from individuals outside of their household.

Non-contact sports include but are not limited to tennis, swimming, cross-country, track and field, sideline/no-contact cheer and dance. Golf is also considered a non-contact sport. This does not apply to baseball and softball which are designated by OHA as minimal/medium contact sports.


9. Q. Can a student wear a face shield instead of a face covering while participating in training, practice, and competition?

A. No, a face shield cannot be worn as a face covering by itself. Participants must wear a cloth, polypropylene, paper, or other face covering that covers the nose and the mouth and that rests snugly above the nose, below the mouth, and on the sides of the face, Statewide Reopening Guidance - Masks, Face Coverings, Face Shields.

10. Q. Does the OSAA have any stance on middle school activities?

A. The Governor's and OHA's Sector Guidance - Indoor Recreation and Indoor Fitness Establishments, Sector Guidance - Outdoor Recreation and Outdoor Fitness Establishments, and Sector Risk Level Guidance Chart applies to all levels of activities.

11. Q. How do cohort groups apply to sport teams / sport transportation?

A. According to ODE, athletics are separated from the daytime and transportation cohorts.


Sector Guidance - Indoor Recreation

1. Q. What are the gathering limits for indoor recreation activities?

A. Please reference the Sector Risk Level Guidance Chart under Indoor Recreation and Fitness Establishments.

2. Q. How long can an athlete participate in an indoor workout if my county is in the Extreme Risk Level?

A. Students are limited to a maximum of 45 minutes for participating in indoor recreation and/or fitness activities per day. Coaches do not have a daily limit.

3. Q. Do coaches, participants, and event management apply when calculating the maximum occupancy?

A. Yes, all individuals in a facility count towards the capacity maximum in indoor activities.

4. Q. Can I participate in indoor recreation activities if my county is in the Extreme Risk Level?

A. Yes, if a school's facility is larger than 500 sq ft, they can have a maximum of six (6) people total (not including coaches). Limit capacity to four (4) separate groups, up to six (6) people in each group (not counting coaches). Each group must participate in a separate location within the establishment, which means an enclosed area within the establishment (i.e. main gym, weight room, batting cages, and wrestling room, etc.) Ensure athletes do not use areas at the same time, including but not limited to restrooms and locker rooms. If a school's facility is smaller than 500 sq. ft. than a maximum of one (1) person and a maximum of one (1) coach is allowed. Sector Risk Level Guidance Chart


Sector Guidance - Outdoor Recreation

1. Q. What are the gathering limits for outdoor recreation activities?

A. Please reference the Sector Risk Level Guidance Chart under Indoor Recreation and Fitness Establishments.

2. Q. Do coaches, participants, and event management apply when calculating the maximum?

A. Yes. When calculating the facility maximums, schools would need to reference the Sector Risk Level Guidance Chart. For outdoor activities the field (for track the exterior boundary of lane 8), please reference the Outdoor Fitness and Recreation row. Immediately below that, for spectator areas, please reference the Outdoor Entertainment row for guidance on how many people you can have at an outdoor venue.

3. Q. What defines "outdoor"?

A. "Outdoor", as defined by OHA means any open-air space including any space which may have a temporary or fixed cover (e.g. awning or roof) and at least fifty percent of the square footage of its sides open for airflow such that open sides are not adjacent to each other.


Academic Eligibility

1. Q. If a school has changed their grading system (i.e. traditional semesters to quarters) or because of cohorting, FTE issues, etc., has an academic plan that doesn't fit within current OSAA eligibility guidelines, how should the school proceed to make sure its students are remaining academically eligible to participate?

A. The OSAA understands that schools have had to get creative with scheduling for grading periods during the pandemic and that this may lead to conflicts with traditional OSAA requirements for academic eligibility. The Executive Board has instructed staff to be flexible in working with schools in this area. Athletic Directors should contact Peter Weber at the OSAA to explain their school's particular approach for the 2020-21 school year so we can work together on a resolution.

2. Q. If a senior completes their courses and graduates early (end of January/1st Semester/1st Trimester), can they participate after that point?

A. Rule 6.10 is interpreted for the 2020-2021 school year to allow students who graduate during a season to be eligible to compete for their school through the end of that season (i.e. if a student graduates at the end of the 3rd quarter on April 8th, then that student would be eligible to complete Season 3, but not be eligible for Season4).

3. Q. Do seniors need to be enrolled full time to participate?

A. Yes, all students must be fully enrolled in and passing the appropriate number of classes/earning enough credits in order to be eligible.

4. Q. If a school is reducing their number of classes per semester, how does that effect eligibility?

A. Please reference the Full Time Enrollment Chart in the OSAA Handbook to review the minimum number of classes needed to pass along with the minimum number of credits that need to be earned. Contact OSAA staff with questions.

5. Q. Can a student take this year off and get an extra year of eligibility?

A. No, a student's eligibility is four consecutive years from initial enrollment in the 9th grade.

6. Q. What adjustments have been made to eligibility requirements for the preceding transcripted grading period?

A. In alignment with ODE's Safeguarding Student Opportunity Clause, the OSAA Executive Board has amended the academic waiver process for the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. Schools will be able to use transcripted grades from the grading period prior to the COVID-19 shutdown to determine eligibility for students that are academically ineligible based on incompletes from the final grading period of 2019-20. These students will not be denied access to school sports and activities provided that the student was eligible entering the final grading period of 2019-20, the school has a Credit-Earning Assurance Plan in place for that student, and the student maintains eligibility in the current 2020-21 grading period based on progress reports.

7. Q. What adjustments have been made to eligibility requirements for Satisfactory Progress Toward Graduation?

A. In alignment with ODE's Safeguarding Student Opportunity Clause, the OSAA Executive Board has amended the academic waiver process for the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. Schools will be able to use a student's progress toward graduation prior to the COVID-19 shutdown to determine eligibility for students that are not on track based on incompletes from the final grading period of 2019-20. These students will not be denied access to school sports and activities provided that the student was on track to graduate entering the final grading period of 2019-20, the school has a Credit-Earning Assurance Plan in place for that student, and the student maintains eligibility in the current 2020-21 grading period based on progress reports.

8. Q. Does a student who doesn't plan to participate until Season 4 need to be eligible throughout the year?

A. Yes, students need to be academically eligible in both the current and previous grading period to be eligible.

9. Q. As school districts offer additional online/virtual options, how is a student's eligibility at my school determined?

A. It depends on how the online school is structured in a district. If a school is opening under a separate School Institution ID# through ODE, then they would need to become an Associate Member of the OSAA and those students would only be eligible back at their resident public school. If a school district is opening online options as programs and not a separate School Institution ID#, then the student is considered a part of the full member school for eligibility. During the pandemic, it will be imperative for schools to understand where students reside and where they are eligible.

10. Q. If a school adjusts the minimum number of credits to graduate after a student has begun high school, is the student held to the minimum number of credits from when they enrolled or the modified credit requirements?

A. The student would be held to the most up to date / revised minimum number of credits to graduate.

11. Q. If a school changes its structure to transcripting on a quarterly basis for 2020-21 and quarter two is transcripted before the start of Season 2, did the student need to be eligible in quarter one?

A. No. To be academically eligible, a student needs to be on track to graduate, currently enrolled in and passing, and previously enrolled in and passing the appropriate number of classes. In this example, quarter one was not the previously transcripted grading period.

12. Q. What does a home school student need to do to be eligible?

A. A home school student must register with the local ESD and take an approved home school test by August 15 in order to be eligible to compete for their resident public school (or a private school physically located within the resident public school attendance boundary). (NOTE: The test is NOT required of students prior to entering the 9th grade for the first time or for students who transfer to home school between school years after previously being eligible at a member school.)

13. Q. What is the difference between being home schooled and schooled from home?

A. The biggest difference is how and where the education is being delivered. Home school students must have registered with their local ESD as a home school student and taken the test prior to August 15 in order to be eligible at their resident public school or a private school within that public school's attendance boundary. A student being schooled from home is taking online courses from a non-full member school based in Oregon (public, private, or charter). For a schooled from home student to be eligible back at their resident public school, that school must be an Associate Member of the OSAA.

14. Q. How do I determine academic eligibility if my school is using Pass (P), Fail (F), and Incomplete (I) marks within the grading system?

A. Regardless of the type of mark, if academic credit is awarded, then it will count towards OSAA eligibility requirements.

15. Q. Does the OSAA have a policy that outlines the maximum time period allowed to transcript credits to a previous grading period?

A. No, school districts have the autonomy to determine when and how to grant credit.


Coaching Restrictions/Requirements

1. Q. Can a team have multiple practices in the same day?

A. No, multiple practice sessions on the same day are prohibited for 2020-21. For single practice sessions: No single practice session shall be longer than three hours, including warm-up and cool down. On days with a single practice session, students are limited to a maximum of one hour of weight training either before or after practice but not both.

2. Q. What is the best way to handle coach contracts for this year?

A. Coach contracts are a local school district decision. We encourage schools to communicate within their league, classification, and region for best practices amongst schools.


Transfers

1. Q. If a student transfers out of state, can they come back and participate in Oregon later in the school year?

A. Current OSAA policy does not prohibit a student from leaving the state for participation purposes. With this move, the student will likely jeopardize their eligibility upon returning due to OSAA rules such as affiliation, mid-year transfer, etc.

2. Q. If a student transfers to an online school, how is their eligibility determined?

A. Complete a School Representation Eligibility Certificate with the student and their family to determine eligibility.


Event / Facility Protocol and Considerations

1. Q. Can a school run an indoor event with more than one other team at a venue (i.e. Tournaments, Invitationals etc.)?

A. Yes as long as an event stays within the facility maximums as described on that Sector Risk Level Guidance Chart.

2. Q. Can a school run an outdoor event with more than one other team at a venue (i.e. Tournaments, Invitationals etc.)?

A. There is no limit on the number of schools that can participate at an outdoor event. The maximum gathering size may guide an event on the number of schools able to come. Sector Guidance - Outdoor Recreation and Indoor Fitness Establishments and the Sector Risk Level Guidance Chart

3. Q. Will the OSAA be issuing guidance on scheduling for the 2020-21 year?

A. The OSAA has provided guidance that league/conference affiliation is not required for 2020-21 and the rankings will not be used or considered for any possible culminating event. Schools are strongly encouraged to play locally and regionally as much as possible.

4. Q. Do district/league culminating events count towards participation limitations?

A. No, events to qualify into a culminating event do not count towards participation limitations.

5. Q. Does the OSAA offer any suggestions on how to regulate sports not listed in the Sector Guidance - Indoor Recreation and Indoor Fitness Establishments, Sector Guidance - Outdoor Recreation and Outdoor Fitness Establishments, and Sector Risk Level Guidance Chart.

A. The OSAA does not regulate activities outside those currently sanctioned. The OSAA suggests following guidance provided by the Governor and use their best judgment in applying the low, minimal/medium, and high contact designations to determine participation. Contact the OSAA staff with questions.

6. Q. If a student is looking to participate in Season 4, and they participated in a sport during Season 3, do they need the five days of practice before competition in Season 4?

A. No, the required five days of practice would be waived.

7. Q. What sports and activities can a school participate in against another school?

A. Permitted activities are outlined in the Sector Risk Level Guidance Chart.

8. Q. What is an "interscholastic competition?"

A. When two or more member schools participate against each other. Member schools are not allowed to participate against club or unaffiliated groups in an OSAA-sanctioned activity.

9. Q. Are schools still allowed to play down in the sport of Football?

A. Yes, 2019-20 classification designations will not change. Special Districts/leagues will set their own schedule.

10. Q. For outdoor facilities, does a school need to monitor the maximum number of people regardless of location?

A. Yes, please reference the Governor's guidance on large event / gatherings set forth in the Sector Guidance - Outdoor Recreation and Outdoor Fitness Establishments.

11. Q. What is the difference between a school team and a club team?

A. Schools need to be aware of the differences between school and club teams. Though not exhaustive, school teams typically involve members of the school's coaching staff, only students from that school, use of school facilities, use of school equipment/uniforms, and use of school transportation. Club teams may be coached by members of the school's coaching staff, include students from your school, and rent school facilities, but would not typically have access to school equipment/uniforms and school transportation. These distinctions are important when it comes to facility usage best practices, insurance liability, and what is allowed to occur per directives from OHA, the Governor's Office, and OSAA.


Officials

1. Q. Do schools need certified officials in the activities permitted by the state guidance that have officials (i.e. Soccer, Baseball, Softball)?

A. Yes, please contact your local officials association to schedule. This includes Season 1 contests.

2. Q. Do schools need to go through their local officials association to get certified officials?

A. Yes.


Medical

1. Q. Must a mask or face covering be worn even while outdoors?

A. Per Statewide Reopening Guidance - Masks, Face Coverings, Face Shields, masks, face coverings, or face shields are required to be worn by all individuals at all times unless the individual: Is outdoors, competing in or practicing a non-contact sport, and maintains at least six (6) feet of distance from individuals outside of their household.

Non-contact sports include but are not limited to tennis, swimming, cross-country, track and field, sideline/no-contact cheer and dance. Golf is also considered a non-contact sport. This does not apply to baseball and softball which are designated by OHA as minimal/medium contact sports.


2. Q. What is best practice if a coach or student-athlete is not feeling well?

A. Coaches or students not feeling well should be referred to their medical provider for possible COVID-19 testing if they present with any of the following symptoms: fever, new cough, difficulty breathing, shaking chills, chest pain, gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea), loss of taste or smell, sore throat, or an unusual rash or painful discoloration of the fingers or toes.

3. Q. What is the protocol if a student-athlete participating in athletics or activities tests positive for COVID-19?

A. Per the OSAA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee and American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, it's recommended that schools require any athlete with a COVID-19 infection to be cleared by his or her primary care provider prior to return to activity, Guidance for Pediatric and Adolescent Athletes for Return to Sport Following Infection with COVID-19.

4. Q. How should schools respond to COVID-19 related illness events?

A. Schools should work with the local public health authority and utilize ODE's toolkit, Planning for COVID-19 Scenarios in Schools. The toolkit details specific scenarios and immediate action steps required to respond and communicate when a student or staff member: is exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19, becomes ill with COVID-19 symptoms, tests positive for COVID-19, tests negative for COVID-19, or does not get tested for COVID-19.

5. Q. Is creating some type of "tracking tool" to ensure students are appropriately self-monitoring and have not developed symptoms of COVID-19 required?

A. It is suggested that school create response team to implement policies and procedures for a safe return to sports. Policy plans developed by the response team should address a system to monitor coach and student-athlete contact, symptom screening process, and reporting requirements.

6. Q. Should student-athletes refrain from wearing tooth and mouth protectors if not required by NFHS rules?

A. While saliva from mouthguards is not likely to be a source of significant infection transmission, we can take precautions to mitigate issues. Athletes should refrain from removing the mouthguard while on the playing field, court, or mat. When mouthguards are removed on the sidelines or the bench area, the student-athlete should use hand sanitizer each time after touching the mouthguard before returning to play.

7. Q. Can a student-athlete wear a face covering or plastic shield on the outside of any football face mask?

A. The NFHS Sports Medicine Advisory Committee has indicated that cloth face coverings (that tie to the head or loop around the ears under the helmet) are permissible. No face mask should be worn outside of the facemask - including "neck gaiter" style face coverings that pull up over the face because of concerns related to neck/tracheal/laryngeal injury potential. Plastic shields covering the entire face (unless integrated into the facemask and attached to the helmet and clear without any presence of any tint) are not allowed during any football contest. Member schools are encouraged to check with the manufacturer prior to attaching any third party product to a helmet to verify that the helmet will continue to comply with NOCSAE standards.

8. Q. Has the NFHS approved any type of helmet attachment related to face coverings?

A. The NFHS has approved the Schutt Sports - Flexible 2-piece "Splash Shield" (clear) and the Actuated Medical Inc. - Polycarbonate 2-piece Face Shield (clear) for use on helmets. This can be worn in addition to, but not replacement of, a face covering (as defined above).

9. Q. May a student participating in multiple sports/activities at the same time, divide their maximum of three (3) hours of practice in a day?

A. Yes, a student has a maximum of three (3) hours per day of practice. This can be divided between multiple sports provided that the student doesn't exceed three (3) hours in a day. NOTE: Students are limited to a maximum of one hour of weight training either before or after practice but not both.

10. Q. If a school decides to have virtual workouts or practices, what information does a school need from the student prior to that engagement?

A. It's important for the school or a school representative to know where each student is physically participating in the virtual workout or practice to allow EMS response in case of medical emergency.

This information was last updated updated on 5/24/2021 at 10:45am.

Reopening Guidance


Sector Risk Level Guidance Chart

Full Sector Risk Level Guidance Chart Maximum Occupancy Resource for COVID-19 OSAA Member Schools by County Oregon Counties, Risk Tier Levels, & Data
Activities Lower Risk Moderate Risk High Risk Extreme Risk
Indoor Activities

(Swimming, Tennis, Basketball, Wrestling, Volleyball, Cheerleading, & Dance/Drill)
  • Capacity: 50% maximum occupancy
  • Full-contact, medium-contact, minimal-contact, and non-contact sports1 allowed
  • Masks may or may not be required for some people2
  • Capacity: 20% maximum occupancy or 100 people total, whichever is larger
  • Full-contact, medium-contact, minimal-contact, and non-contact sports1 allowed
  • Masks may or may not be required for some people2
  • Capacity: 10% maximum occupancy or 50 people total, whichever is larger
  • Medium-contact, minimal-contact, and non-contact sports1 allowed
  • Full-contact sports1 allowed with submitted plan
  • Masks may or may not be required for some people2
  • For facilities ≥ 500 sq. ft.:
    • Maximum 6 people total, not including employees
    • Require minimum 25 feet physical distancing
    • Limit the number of employees needed to operate a space
  • For facilities < 500 sq. ft.:
    • Maximum 1 participant total
    • Maximum 1 employee total
  • Medium-contact, minimal-contact, and non-contact sports1 allowed
  • Full-contact sports1 allowed with submitted plan
  • Masks may or may not be required for some people2
Outdoor Activities

(Baseball, Softball, Track & Field, Tennis, Swimming, Golf, Flag/7v7 Football, Volleyball, Soccer, Cross Country, Cheerleading, & Dance/Drill)
  • Spectators: 50% maximum spectator capacity3
  • Field: 50% maximum field capacity3 for coaches, players, officials, etc.
  • Full-contact, medium-contact, minimal-contact, and non-contact sports1 allowed
  • Masks are recommended, but not required outdoors2
  • Spectators: 25% maximum spectator capacity3
  • Field: 25% maximum field capacity3 for coaches, players, officials, etc.
  • Full-contact, medium-contact, minimal-contact, and non-contact sports1 allowed
  • Masks are recommended, but not required outdoors2
  • Spectators: 15% maximum spectator capacity3
  • Field: 15% maximum field capacity3 for coaches, players, officials, etc.
  • Medium-contact, minimal-contact, and non-contact sports1 allowed
  • Full-contact sports1 allowed with submitted plan
  • Masks are recommended, but not required outdoors2
  • Spectators: maximum 100 people3
  • Field: maximum 100 coaches, players, officials, etc.
  • Medium-contact, minimal-contact, and non-contact sports1 allowed
  • Full-contact sports1 allowed with submitted plan
  • Masks are recommended, but not required outdoors2

"Outdoor" means any open-air space including any space which may have a temporary or fixed cover (e.g. awning or roof) and at least fifty percent of the square footage of its sides open for airflow such that open sides are not adjacent to each other.

Contact
1: Indoor and outdoor guidance varies by sport depending on the level of contact as defined below. OHA FAQs for Indoor Recreational Sports
1: Full-Contact Sports Medium & Minimal Contact Sports Non-Contact Sports
  • Football (tackle)
  • Rugby
  • Wrestling
  • Cheerleading
  • Basketball
  • Hockey
  • Dance
  • Water Polo
  • Men's Lacrosse
  • Softball
  • Baseball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Women's Lacrosse
  • Flag Football
  • 7v7 Football
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Golf
  • Cross Country
  • Track & Field
  • Sideline/No-Contact Cheer & Dance
Sport/activity is not sanctioned by the OSAA



Mask Requirement
2: OHA mask guidelines can be found in the Statewide Reopening Guidance - Masks, Face Coverings, Face Shields. The Oregon Health Authority defines the following terms:
  • "Face covering" means a cloth, polypropylene, paper or other face covering that covers the nose and the mouth and that rests snugly above the nose, below the mouth, and on the sides of the face.
  • Fully vaccinated" means an individual has received both doses of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or one dose of a single-dose vaccine and at least 14 days have passed since the individual's final dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Proof of vaccination status" means documentation provided by a tribal, federal, state, or local government, or a health care provider, that includes an individual's name, date of birth, type of COVID-19 vaccination given, date or dates given, depending on whether it is a one-dose or two-dose vaccine, and the name/location of the health care provider or site where the vaccine was administered. Documentation may include, but is not limited to, COVID-19 vaccination record card, or a copy or digital picture of the vaccination record card.

Indoors
If the school/venue chooses to verify vaccination status as described by OHA guidance, then fully vaccinated students, staff, volunteers, officials, and spectators are not required to wear face coverings at indoor sports events. These provisions are optional for the venue operators. School districts, charter schools, and private schools may still choose to require face coverings at their indoor events (OHA FAQs for Indoor Recreational Sports).

EXCEPTION: A mask is not required for an individual actively engaged in wrestling indoors during competition or practice, regardless of vaccination status. A mask is required for an individual when not actively engaged in wrestling while indoors, unless the individual is fully vaccinated and vaccination status is checked by the school in a manner described by OHA in guidance.

Outdoors
Students, staff, volunteers, and spectators are not required to wear face coverings at outdoor sports events, regardless of vaccination status. This includes participants and officials. Masks are strongly recommended, but not required outdoors.



Spectators
3: Schools need to adhere to the Sector Risk Level Guidance Chart for maximum capacity limitations based on a county's risk level. "Maximum Occupancy" means the maximum occupancy permitted by law. If the maximum occupancy is unknown, refer to the Maximum Occupancy Resource for COVID-19.

Indoor Maximum Capacities
Indoor capacity limits include participants, coaches, officials, administrators, staff, and spectators (similar to volleyball in Season 2.) OHA FAQs for Indoor Recreational Sports

Outdoor Maximum Capacities
The following guidance pertains to each separate and distinct designated spectator area which separates spectators from individuals on the field (participants, coaches, officials, administrators, staff, etc.):
  • For Field Capacity, refer to the numbers/percentages under Outdoor Recreation and Fitness Establishments on the Sector Risk Level Guidance Chart and refer to the definitions in the Maximum Occupancy Resource for COVID-19.
  • For Spectator Capacity, refer to the numbers/percentages under Outdoor Entertainment Establishments on the Sector Risk Level Guidance Chart and refer to the definitions in the Maximum Occupancy Resource for COVID-19.
  • Outdoor spectators in the stands are considered separate from the players, coaches, etc. on the field.
  • Outdoor spectators must be in an area with separate entrances, exits, and restrooms from the sports participants that is at least six (6) feet from the sports activities.
  • A physical distancing monitor must be assigned to ensure compliance with the maximum occupancy limits for spectators.
  • Face coverings and contact tracing requirements remain in effect.




Additional Resources


World Health Organization


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


National Collegiate Athletic Association


NIAAA Resources for Athletic Directors


National Athletic Equipment Reconditioners Association

Sample Facilities Use Policies

Here are some generic facility use policies from the OSBA. Each district can modify one of these generic policies and fine tune it to work for your district.

Sample Waiver Forms

Here are some generic waiver forms to help schools create a form if they so desire.









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Tuesday, August 49am - 10:30am
Presentation | Minutes
Tuesday, September 154:00pm - 5:00pm
Presentation | Minutes
Tuesday, October 134:00pm - 5:00pm
Presentation | Minutes
Tuesday, December 153:00pm - 4:15pm
Presentation | Minutes
Tuesday, March 303:30pm - 4:30pm
Presentation | Minutes

Speech


Meetings

Monday, July 276pm - 7:30pm
Presentation | Minutes
TBDTBD
Presentation | Minutes



SEASON 2

Football


Meetings

Thursday, May 146pm - 7:15pm
Presentation | Minutes
Thursday, May 287pm - 8:15pm
Presentation | Minutes\
Thursday, June 117pm - 8:15pm
Presentation | Minutes
Thursday, June 257pm - 8:15pm
Presentation | Minutes
Thursday, September 176:30pm - 7:45pm
Minutes
Thursday, October 226:30pm - 7:45pm
Presentation | Minutes
Wednesday, January 66:00pm - 7:15pm
Presentation | Minutes

Volleyball


Meetings

Monday, May 114pm - 5:30pm
Minutes
Monday, May 184pm - 5:30pm
Presentation | Minutes
Monday, June 14pm - 5:30pm
Presentation | Minutes
Monday, June 154pm - 5:30pm
Presentation | Minutes
Monday, July 274pm - 5:30pm
Presentation | Minutes
Monday, August 244pm - 5:30pm
Presentation | Minutes
Thursday, September 176:30pm - 7:45pm
Presentation | Minutes
Thursday, October 226:30pm - 7:45pm
Presentation | Minutes
Wednesday, January 66:00pm - 7:15pm
Presentation | Minutes

Soccer


Meetings

Thursday, May 144pm - 5:30pm
Presentation | Minutes
Thursday, May 214pm - 5:30pm
Agenda/Focused Questions | Presentation | Minutes
Thursday, May 284pm - 5:30pm
Agenda/Focused Questions | Presentation | Minutes
Thursday, June 114:30pm - 5:45pm
Agenda/Focused Questions | Presentation | Minutes
Thursday, June 254pm - 5:30pm
Presentation | Minutes
Thursday, July 304pm - 5:30pm
Presentation | Minutes
Thursday, August 204pm - 5:30pm
Presentation | Minutes
Thursday, September 176:30pm - 7:45pm
Presentation | Minutes
Thursday, October 226:30pm - 7:45pm
Presentation | Minutes
Wednesday, January 66:00pm - 7:15pm
Presentation | Minutes


Cross Country


Meetings

Wednesday, May 136pm - 7:15pm
Presentation | Minutes
Wednesday, May 276pm - 7:15pm
Agenda/Focused Questions | Presentation | Minutes
Wednesday, June 106pm - 7:15pm
Presentation | Minutes
Wednesday, June 246pm - 7:15pm
Presentation | Minutes
Wednesday, September 166:00pm - 7:15pm
Minutes
Tuesday, January 56:30pm - 7:45pm
Presentation | Minutes

Dance/Drill


Meetings

Tuesday, May 124pm - 5:30pm
Presentation | Minutes
Tuesday, May 264pm - 5:30pm
Presentation | Minutes
Tuesday, June 94pm - 5:30pm
Presentation | Minutes
Tuesday, June 234pm - 5:30pm
Presentation | Minutes
Tuesday, July 284pm - 5:30pm
Presentation | Minutes
Tuesday, August 114pm - 5:30pm
Presentation | Minutes
Tuesday, September 294:00pm - 5:00pm
Presentation | Minutes
Wednesday, December 163:30pm - 4:45pm
Presentation | Minutes
Wednesday, March 314:00pm - 5:15pm
Presentation | Minutes

Cheerleading


Meetings

Friday, May 1511am - 12:30pm
Presentation | Minutes
Friday, May 2911am - 12:30pm
Agenda/Focused Questions | Presentation | Minutes
Friday, June 102:30pm - 3:45pm
Presentation | Minutes
Tuesday, June 2311:00am - 12:15pm
Presentation | Minutes
Tuesday, September 294:00pm - 5:00pm
Presentation | Minutes
Wednesday, December 163:30pm - 4:45pm
Presentation | Minutes
Wednesday, March 314:00pm - 5:15pm
Presentation | Minutes



SEASON 3

Baseball


Meetings

Thursday, September 106:30pm - 7:45pm
Presentation | Minutes
Thursday, September 246:30pm - 7:45pm
Presentation | Minutes
Thursday, November 196:30pm - 7:45pm
Presentation | Minutes
Thursday, January 76:00pm - 7:15pm
Presentation | Minutes
Tuesday, March 166:00pm - 7:15pm
Presentation | Minutes

Softball


Meetings

Thursday, September 106:30pm - 7:45pm
Presentation | Minutes
Thursday, September 246:30pm - 7:45pm
Presentation | Minutes
Thursday, November 196:30pm - 7:45pm
Presentation | Minutes
Thursday, January 76:00pm - 7:15pm
Presentation | Minutes
Tuesday, March 166:00pm - 7:15pm
Presentation | Minutes

Track & Field


Meetings

Thursday, September 106:30pm - 7:45pm
Presentation | Minutes
Thursday, September 246:30pm - 7:45pm
Presentation | Minutes
Thursday, October 86:30pm - 7:45pm
Presentation | Minutes
Thursday, November 196:30pm - 7:45pm
Presentation | Minutes
Thursday, January 76:00pm - 7:15pm
Presentation | Minutes
Tuesday, March 166:00pm - 7:15pm
Presentation | Minutes


Tennis


Meetings

Thursday, September 106:30pm - 7:45pm
Presentation | Minutes
Thursday, September 246:30pm - 7:45pm
Presentation | Minutes
Thursday, October 86:30pm - 7:45pm
Presentation | Minutes
Thursday, January 76:00pm - 7:15pm
Presentation | Minutes
Tuesday, March 166:00pm - 7:15pm
Presentation | Minutes

Golf


Meetings

Thursday, September 106:30pm - 7:45pm
Presentation | Minutes
Thursday, October 86:30pm - 7:45pm
Minutes
Thursday, November 196:30pm - 7:45pm
Minutes
Thursday, January 76:00pm - 7:15pm
Minutes
Tuesday, March 166:00pm - 7:15pm
Minutes



SEASON 4

Basketball


Meetings

Wednesday, September 96:30pm - 7:45pm
Presentation | Minutes
Wednesday, September 236:30pm - 7:45pm
Presentation | Minutes
Wednesday, November 46:30pm - 7:45pm
Presentation | Minutes
Thursday, March 186:00pm - 7:15pm
Minutes

Swimming


Meetings

Wednesday, September 96:30pm - 7:45pm
Presentation | Minutes
Wednesday, September 236:30pm - 7:45pm
Presentation | Minutes
Wednesday, October 76:30pm - 7:45pm
Presentation | Minutes
Wednesday, November 46:30pm - 7:45pm
Presentation | Minutes
Thursday, March 186:00pm - 7:15pm
Minutes

Wrestling


Meetings

Wednesday, September 96:30pm - 7:45pm
Presentation | Minutes
Wednesday, September 236:30pm - 7:45pm
Presentation | Minutes
Wednesday, October 76:30pm - 7:45pm
Presentation | Minutes
Wednesday, November 46:30pm - 7:45pm
Presentation | Minutes
Thursday, March 186:00pm - 7:15pm
Minutes