Latest GHSA statements on Coronavirus situation

GHS Football, Gilmer High School

Yesterday, the GHSA board of directors released their latest statement on the Coronavirus situation and their new restrictions and policies.

The release states:

As I am sure you are all aware, the Board of Trustees voted Monday to move back the start of the football season two weeks later. This does not affect the start of acclimatization or the first date of practice. Scrimmages and games are pushed back two weeks, practice remains the same. In order to keep Girls Flag Football aligned with 11-man football championships, the season has been slightly adjusted (dates are on the GHSA web site). All other Fall sports and activities will remain as scheduled on the original calendar.

After our meeting today, the GHSA has elected to utilize the following Guidance for Acclimatization and Practice with recommendations and/or restrictions.

NOTE: This information concerning Guidance for Acclimatization and Practice with recommendations and/or restrictions, is for the Acclimation Period and start of practice on August 1st.  The previous recommendations and/or restrictions are still in place for voluntary summer conditioning which prohibits inter squad (between schools) scrimmages.

The GHSA Office is expecting all schools to continue reporting any and all Positive COVID-19 cases (list positive test date, athlete or coach, and sport) results since June 8th to Don Corr at [email protected].

In addition to the positive cases, we are requesting you report any and all individuals who have been screened out of any conditioning workouts (list date screened out, athlete or coach, and sport) to Don Corr at [email protected].

Recommendations and restrictions are fluid and subject to change.  Safety must be our top priority.

This is the first real update on the rules and regulations we have been given since July 15th, when the board decided to allow helmets and shells during practice. The GHSA has been releasing weekly updates and will continue to do so during the whole process. Stay tuned to FYN Sports for the latest on the GHSA and what is going to happen in the wake of the coronavirus.

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