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MS Athletics COVID-19 Information Sheet

Each student and his or her parent/guardian must read and sign this Agreement to Participate each year before being allowed to participate in interscholastic sports or intramural athletics.

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Plainfield School District 202 Athletic Guidelines for Middle School

Phase 4 Return to Play


In accordance with the guidelines established by the IHSA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC), opportunities for student and coach interaction are now permitted by the IHSA and Illinois Department of Health. Staff and Student safety, as always, will be our top priority. Below are the guidelines Plainfield School District 202 will follow during Return to Play transition.

If a coach or athlete is diagnosed with COVID-19, Parents/Guardians will only be contacted if their student athlete was directly or indirectly exposed. For confidentiality reasons, we will not release any identifiable information about the person who was diagnosed.

Facial coverings will not be provided and are the responsibility of the participant and parent.

Participation Guidelines:

  1. All participants, coaches, players and athletic training personnel involved with High School athletics are doing so of their own free will and understand the risks associated with participating in these activities in regards to injuries and of contracting infectious diseases.
  2. When students are not actively participating in a drill, practice, or contest, care should be taken to maintain social distance between individuals. Face coverings will be worn indoors at all times.
  3. Coaches will implement diligent and effective cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched objects and surfaces following the guidance of the CDC and IDPH.
  4. Coaches will maintain a written daily record of athletes participating and if they present any symptoms of infectious disease.
  5. Athletes will be monitored at the start of practice for temperature greater than 100.4F/37C or symptoms of COVID-19 (fevers, chills, cough, muscle aches, headache, sore throat, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of taste or smell). If symptoms are present the student should not participate in the activity and should be referred to a physician for evaluation and testing.
  6. Players shall bring their own water bottle, and hand sanitizer.
  7. The use of locker rooms, shared water coolers with cups, and water fountains will be prohibited.
  8. In case of inclement weather, practices and competitions may end early and students will need to be picked up immediately.


  1. Locker Rooms will not be available for use.
  2. Students should come and go with only the essentials needed for participation.
  3. Drop off points for each group will be communicated by coaches and utilized by parents and athletes.

Student Athlete Responsibilities

  1. Complete a self-screener checklist prior to reporting each day. If you have any symptoms, stay home.
  2. Wear a face mask at all times when indoors.
  3. When not in a specific drill, maintain 6 feet from other people.
  4. Wash hands before and after participation.
  5. Bring your own water bottle, towels, hand sanitizer, face covering. Water fountains will not be available for use during Phase 4.
  6. Use hand sanitizer when needed, but specifically at the start and end of practice
  7. Report any symptoms to your coach during practice or a game

Parent Responsibilities

  1. Make sure that their child stays home if sick
  2. Complete the online Student Contact Tracing form if their child has been exposed to an individual with COVID-19 or if their child has tested positive for COVID-19. Inform the Coach and Administration if their child has tested positive for COVID-19.
  3. Drop off their child in the designated area.
  4. Pick up their child in the designated area on time to avoid student athletes congregating

Coach Responsibilities

  1. All Coaches must be District 202 employees and/or coaching staff members.
  2. Complete the District self-screener checklist prior to reporting to work.
  3. Complete the Student Athlete Screener for each participant at the beginning of each session.
  4. Wear face coverings when indoors at all times.
  5. Use hand sanitizer when needed, but specifically at the start and end of practice.
  6. Follow high touch cleaning protocols; wear gloves and wipe down equipment before and after each student use.
  7. Report any doctor suspected and/or positive cases to the building Athletic Director.
  8. Maintain a roster of each team including name, birth dates, parent/guardian email addresses, home address, phone number.
  9. Develop and keep a schedule of practice (dates, times) for the past two weeks by level (6, 7, 8, or however they split their groups).
  10. Maintain attendance of who was at each practice on each date (coaches and athletes)

Athletic Director Responsibilities

  1. Meet with all coaches to review the Student Athlete Screener.
  2. Identify an isolation area for students who are identified during the Student Athlete Screener.
  3. Supervise the designated isolation areas if needed.
  4. Work in conjunction with the coach to contact parents if a student is identified in the Student Athlete Screener.
  5. Communicate with Student Services any doctor suspected COVID-19 or positive COVID-19 tests.
  6. Oversee team rosters, practice and game schedules, and attendance to ensure they are complete and available.
  7. Have a basic knowledge of what a typical practice looks like for each sport. For example, are they required to stay 6 feet apart or is that not possible (such as spotting someone in the weight room), are they wearing masks at all times, do they stay in “pods during practice” where groups of students stay together and don’t mix with other groups, etc.

By checking the boxes below, the student and the student's parent/guardian indicate that they

  • Have read the above COVID-19 Information - Plainfield School District 202 Athletic Guidelines for Middle School Phase 4 Return to Play.
  • Understand and agree to abide and be bound by the terms of this text.

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