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Staff Reports

The University Interscholastic League announced new guidelines that allow schools to begin certain activities on June 8.
Among the guidelines put in place include that schools can begin summer workout programs, but they all must be optional for students. Recorded attendance will be kept, but students aren’t required or allowed to make up missed days.
No access to locker rooms or showers will be granted. At least one staff member per 20 students must be in attendance to ensure social distancing, hygiene and safety measures are met. Hand sanitizer and hand-washing stations must also be available.
Workout areas must be disinfected throughout the day and at the end of the day. Clothing and towels will not be laundered on site and no food or water may be shared.
The UIL also said that schools should consider pre-screening all students for symptoms of the coronavirus and can be complete by phone, in person or in writing. Students and staff are required to self-screen themselves each day.
For working groups outdoors, students may be placed in groups of no more than 15 students while working to maintain appropriate distance. Indoor workouts are limited to 25 percent capacity and are limited to 10 total students were working group.
Workout stations must also be spaced 10 feet between each other. Spotting is allowed for safety considerations.
Students are not allowed more than 90 minutes per day of strength and conditioning per sport activity and only 60 minutes per day are allowed for one specific sport.
The UIL also encourages schools to consider the context of the virus in their surrounding community.



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