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Athletics and Events
 

INCLUDED:

  1. Athletic Program Protocol
  2. Music Program Protocol
  3. ECA and Work Session Protocol

ATHLETIC PROGRAM PROTOCOLS

The Zionsville Community School Corporation has worked with the Boone County Health Department to meet the established guidelines of the CDC, IDOE, and the IHSAA in response to the ongoing COVID pandemic.  The following guidelines will be used by all student groups, clubs, performing arts, and athletic organizations.

 

IDOE IN-CLASS Phase Timeline

 

Phase I:  July 6 – 19 UNTIL OTHERWISE DIRECTED

 

Phase II:  July 20 – August 14

 

Phase III:  August 15 – Beyond

 

GENERAL GUIDELINES

 

Initial Pre-Participation Protocols:

 

All summer activities are voluntary.

 

All students and essential personnel will be trained and screened for signs/symptoms of CoVID-19 prior to participating in workouts, practices, or rehearsals. 

 

Any person with symptoms should contact his/her primary care provider or other health care professional.  (Phases I – III)

 

Individuals who have tested positive or have been in close proximity with someone who has tested positive for CoVID-19 should refrain from attending for 10 days with a negative test or 14 days from exposure.  

 

All student-athletes will have a current physical on file as well as 2020-2021 IHSAA Health History Update Questionnaire and Consent and Release Certificate. 

 

Individuals failing to meet these requirements will not be allowed to participate.

 

Daily Screening / Tracing Protocols: 

 

All student participants will complete the self-screener tool prior to the scheduled practice, rehearsal, or event.  Any person who has had the following symptoms in the last 24 hours will not be allowed to participate and should contact his/her primary care provider or other health care professional.

 

  • A fever of 100.4 degrees F or greater
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore Throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Daily attendance will be taken by coaches, sponsors, and directors

 

Hygiene / Safety Protocols:

 

  • Individuals will wash their hands or apply hand sanitizer immediately upon arriving to campus.  This step is expected as a condition of participation.  

  • Students must bring all necessary equipment to and from home for each workout. 

  • Hand sanitizer will be available to individuals during workouts (students are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer).

  • Students are encouraged to shower and wash their workout clothing immediately after returning home.

  • Individuals are not allowed to share personal use items. 

  • Vulnerable individuals, as identified by the CDC, may resume public interactions, while practicing physical
    distancing to minimize the risk of exposure.

INDIVIDUALS FAILING TO MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE. 

 

Hydration: (All phases):

 

All students shall bring their own water bottle. Water bottles cannot be shared. 

 

Hydration stations will be available for refilling of personal water bottles only. Traditional water fountains will be shut off. 

 

General Facility Access: 

 

Facilities open to participants and essential personnel only in Phase I & II. 

 

Social distancing is encouraged in all general facilities.

 

Designated restroom facilities will be available. 

 

Locker rooms will not be available in Phase I.

 

Locker rooms will operate at 50% capacity in Phase II & III. 

 

All participants should wear appropriate clothing, shoes, etc. at all times. 

 

General Facility Cleaning: 

 

Cleaning schedules for all utilized facilities will be created and implemented in accordance with CDC guidelines. 

 

Hard surfaces in the utilized facilities will be wiped down and sanitized prior to usage of the facility (bathrooms, counters, chairs, tables, locker rooms, weight room equipment, athletic training room tables, etc.). 

 

Any equipment such as weight benches, athletic pads, etc. having holes with exposed foam will be covered. 

 

ATHLETIC PROGRAM PROTOCOL

 

ZCS District Limitations:

 

  • No summer competitions with other schools (intra-squad only).

 

  • No summer transportation. 

 

  • No summer overnight field trips.

 

  • Priority will be given to fall sports programs (this will mainly only come into play during Phase I and the first half of Phase II). 

 

  • Non student-athlete personnel such as coaches, managers, medical related staff and directors should wear face coverings at all times unless under rigorous activity or posing a health risk.  

 

A. IHSAA Return to Play Protocols:

 

  • Athletes must have a valid 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 IHSAA Physical and the IHSAA Health History Update Questionnaire and Consent and Release Certificate on file.

 

  • Athletes will need to complete all necessary forms on Rank One prior to July 6th or their first workout/practice on campus. 

 

Phase I Protocols (July 6 – 19) UNTIL OTHERWISE DIRECTED

  • Summer activities are voluntary. 

 

  • District limitations apply.

 

  • Athletes are permitted 15 hours on campus per week.

 

  • Athletes are permitted to attend four, two-hour conditioning sessions per week (1x per day).

 

  • Each sport team is permitted two activity days per week – three hours per session.

  • Each sport team activity days may not be held on consecutive days.

 

  • Essential personnel ONLY – no parents/spectators.

 

Phase II Protocols (July 20 – August 14)

 

  • Summer activities are voluntary. 

 

  • District limitations apply. 

 

  • Normal summer rules and guidelines minus previous. 

 

  • Essential personnel ONLY – no parents / spectators.

 

  • Girls Golf officially begins July 31st (parents permitted at contests).

 

Phase III Protocols (August 15 – Beyond)

 

  • Fall sports competitions begin. Normal IHSAA rules and regulations.

 

  • Spectators, media, and vendors can be present but should implement social distancing and other risk-mitigating strategies when possible.

 

B. Facility Protocols:

 

Indoor Athletic Space Protocol

 

  • Gymnasium doors will be propped open.

 

  • Maximum occupancy is 12 athletes per court or six athletes per basket, plus coaches.

 

  • When not directly participating in a drill, social distancing(six feet) should be observed. 

 

  • Athletes are encouraged to bring only essential items and keep them separated in a designated area.

 

  • Appropriate clothing/shoes should be worn at all times to minimize sweat from transmitting onto equipment/surfaces.  Shirts with sleeves are required to be worn at all times. There will be no shared towels, clothing, or shoes between athletes. 

 

Locker Room Protocol

 

  • Locker rooms will not be available in Phase 1. 

 

  • Locker rooms will operated at 50% capacity in Phase II & III.  

 

  • Entrance doors to inside locker rooms and restrooms will be propped open.

 

  • All participants should wear appropriate clothing, shoes, etc. at all times. 

 

Outdoor Field / Turf Protocol 

 

  • When not directly participating in a drill, social distancing (six feet) should be observed.

  • Athletes are encouraged to bring only essential items and keep them separated in a designated area.

  • Appropriate clothing/shoes should be worn at all times to minimize sweat from transmitting onto equipment/surfaces.  When indoors, shirts with sleeves are required to be worn at all times.
     

  • There will be no shared athletic towels, clothing, or shoes between athletes. 

  • Restroom facilities will be accessible. 

 

Training Room Protocol 

 

  • Training room doors will be propped open.

  • Athletic trainers will establish training room occupancy to maintain social distancing.

  • Athletes and athletic trainers need to wear a face mask in the training room. Appropriate clothing/shoes should be worn at all times to minimize sweat from
    transmitting onto equipment/surfaces.  When indoors, shirts with sleeves are required to be worn at all times.
      
  • There will be no shared athletic towels, clothing, or shoes between athletes.

  • Athletes will observe social distancing while waiting outside the training room.
     
  • Athletic trainers will establish guidelines for cleaning equipment in the training room between treatments.
     
  • Athletic trainers will keep an accurate record of each student-athlete that comes into the training room for any reason (treatment or otherwise).

 

Weight Room Protocol

 

  • Weight room doors will be propped open.

  • Maximum occupancy in the weight room will be 30 athletes (half capacity) plus coaches. 

  • When not directly participating in a drill, social distancing (six feet) should be observed. 

  • Athletes are encouraged to bring only essential items and keep them separated in a
    designated area.

  • Appropriate clothing/shoes should be worn at all times to minimize sweat from transmitting onto equipment/surfaces. When indoors, shirts with sleeves are required to be worn at all times. 

  • There will be no shared athletic towels, clothing, or shoes between athletes.

  • Weight equipment will be cleaned before and after each individual use.

  • Maximum lifts should be avoided.

  • NO exercises requiring a spotter will be permitted (Phase I). Necessary spotting: only exception to social distancing (Phase II and III).  

 

Best Practices for Athletics:

 

When not directly participating in a drill, social distancing (six feet) should be observed. 

 

Athletes are encouraged to bring only essential items and keep them separated in a designated area. 

 

Appropriate clothing/shoes should be worn at all times to minimize sweat from transmitting onto equipment/surfaces.  When indoors, shirts with sleeves are required to be worn at all times. 

 

Proper hygiene will be maintained during practice sessions. 

 

Protective athletic equipment should be worn by only one individual and not shared.

 

Athletic equipment should be cleaned following each practice session (bats, basketballs, blocking pads, footballs, volleyballs, baseballs, softballs soccer balls, tennis balls).

 

Instructional groups should be established and utilized for attendance, water breaks and dismissal.

 

Each sport will have guidelines that may be specific for their sport and will be communicated to athletes by coaches.

 

music

MUSIC PROGRAM PROTOCOLS

 

ZCS District Limitations

 

No summer competitions with other schools (intra-squad only).

 

No summer transportation. 

 

No summer overnight field trips.

 

Non student personnel such as coaches, managers, medical related staff and directors should wear face coverings at all times unless under rigorous activity or pose a health risk.  

 

A.  Return Protocols:

 

Phase I Protocols (July 6 – 19) UNTIL OTHERWISE DIRECTED

 

Summer activities are voluntary 

 

District limitations apply

 

Students are permitted 15 hours on campus per week

 

Each group is permitted three hours per day of rehearsal

 

Essential personnel ONLY – no parents/spectators

 

Phase II Protocols (July 20 – August 14)

 

Summer activities are voluntary 

 

District limitations apply 

 

Normal summer rules and guidelines minus previous 

 

Essential personnel ONLY – no parents / spectators

 

Phase III Protocols (August 15 – Beyond)

 

Normal rules and regulations

 

Spectators, media, and vendors can be present but should implement social distancing when possible.


B. Facility Protocols:

 

Indoor Space Protocol

 

Interior facility doors will be propped open

 

Classroom and instructional spaces should be utilized at 50-65% of capacity. 

 

Groups should work outdoors whenever possible.  The largest available space should be utilized for whole-group activities.

 

When not directly participating in a drill, social distancing (six feet) should be observed. 

 

Students are encouraged to bring only essential items and keep them separated in a designated area.

 

Appropriate clothing/shoes should be worn at all times to minimize sweat from transmitting onto equipment/surfaces. Shirts with sleeves are required to be worn at all times. 

 

There will be no shared towels, clothing, or shoes between students.  

 

Dynamic warmup is encouraged. 

 

Locker Room Protocol

 

Locker rooms will not be available in Phase 1. 

 

Locker rooms will be operated at 50% capacity in Phase II & III.  

 

Entrance doors to inside locker rooms and restrooms will be propped open.

 

All participants should wear appropriate clothing, shoes, etc. at all times. 

 

Outdoor Field / Turf Protocol 

 

When not directly participating in a drill, social distancing (six feet) should be observed.

 

Students are encouraged to bring only essential items and keep them separated in a designated area.

 

Appropriate clothing/shoes should be worn at all times to minimize sweat from transmitting onto equipment/surfaces. 

 

When indoors, shirts with sleeves are required to be worn at all times. 

 

There will be no shared athletic towels, clothing, or shoes between athletes. 

 

Restroom facilities will be accessible. NO marching band or other show elements requiring a spotter will be permitted (Phase I). Necessary spotting: only exception to social distancing (Phase II and III).  

 

C. Best Practices for Music:

 

When not directly participating in a drill, social distancing (six feet) should be observed.

 

Students are encouraged to bring only essential items and keep them separated in a designated area.

 

Appropriate clothing/shoes shall be worn at all times to minimize sweat from transmitting onto equipment/surfaces. When indoors, shirts with sleeves are required to be worn at all times.

 

Proper hygiene will be maintained during practice sessions.

 

Equipment must be cleaned  following each practice session (instruments, props, rifles, sabers).

 

Instructional groups will be established and utilized for attendance, water breaks and dismissal.

 

Each group will have guidelines that may be specific for their activity and will be communicated to participants by directors.

Students should not sing or play an instrument while facing another individual when possible.

 

ECA AND WORK SESSION PROTOCOL

 

No summer competitions with other schools (intra-squad only).

 

No summer transportation. 

 

No summer overnight field trips.

 

Non student personnel such as coaches, managers, medical related staff and directors should wear facecoverings at all times unless under rigorous activity or pose a health risk.  

 

A. Return Protocols:

 

Phase I Protocols (July 6 – 19) UNTIL OTHERWISE DIRECTED

 

Summer activities are voluntary District limitations apply.

 

Students are permitted 15 hours on campus per week.

 

Each group is permitted three hours per day of meeting or work time.

 

Essential personnel ONLY – no parents/spectators.

 

Phase II Protocols (July 20 – August 14)

 

Summer activities are voluntary.

 

District limitations apply. 

 

Normal summer rules and guidelines minus previous. 

 

Essential personnel ONLY – no parents / spectators.

 

Phase III Protocols (August 15 – Beyond)

 

Normal rules and regulations.

 

Spectators, media, and vendors can be present but should implement social distancing when possible.

 

B. Facility Protocols:

 

Indoor Space Protocol

 

Interior facility doors will be propped open.

 

Classroom and instructional spaces should be utilized at 50-65% of capacity. 

 

Groups should work outdoors whenever possible. The largest available space should be utilized for whole-group activities.

 

When not directly participating in work, social distancing (six feet) should be observed. 

 

Students are encouraged to bring only essential items and keep them separated in a designated area.

 

Appropriate clothing/shoes should be worn at all times to minimize sweat from transmitting onto equipment/surfaces.  When indoors, shirts with sleeves are required to be worn at all times. 

 

There will be no shared items such as tools, pens, pencils, and personal belongings.  

 

Best Practices for Group Meetings and Work Sessions:

 

When not directly participating, social distancing (six feet) should be observed. Students are encouraged to bring only essential items and keep them separated in a designated area. 

 

Appropriate clothing/shoes should be worn at all times to minimize sweat from transmitting onto equipment/surfaces.  When indoors, shirts with sleeves are required to be worn at all times. 

 

Proper hygiene will be maintained during work sessions. 

 

Equipment should be cleaned following each practice session (tools, shared items, lab equipment).

 

Instructional groups should be established and utilized for attendance, water breaks, and dismissal. Each group will have guidelines that may be specific for their activity and will be communicated to students by sponsors.  

 

When work in close proximity is necessary or unavoidable, face coverings should be worn if at all possible. 

 

If students are handling the same physical item, gloves are encouraged.

 

Instructors will be required to wear a mask. 

 

Instructors should offer hourly breaks if mask wearing is necessary.

 

Students should be social distanced so that they can remove their masks in a safe environment.

 

Masks will be worn by instructors and students when transitioning to the bathroom, arrival, dismissal, and anytime there is a transition and social distancing is not feasible.