Consistent with the Supreme Court Decision restricting schools from in person instruction and extracurriculars until July 1, the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Associate has updated athletic participation limitations.
- There will be no WIAA athletics at any member school from Wednesday, March 18, 2020, to Wednesday, July 1. NOTE: On May 13, 2020 in a Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision, it "Public and private K-12 schools shall remain closed for pupil instruction and extracurricular activities for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year." https://www.wicourts.gov/sc/opinion/DisplayDocument.pdf?content=pdf&seqNo=260868
- This includes all participation including, but not limited to training, practices, scrimmages, and contests.
- Schools and/or coaches may not bring students together during this time period for extracurricular or athletic purposes such as practices or other instructional/organizational purposes.
- Schools and/or coaches may not be involved with students during this time period to provide instruction for practice purposes.
- Coaches may provide individual workouts virtually, but shall not encourage or organize their team assembling to practice.
- We are paying attention to the latest news regarding the Coronavirus and any information being circulated by the Center for Disease Control.
People at Higher Risk
It is important that anyone who is at risk in certain age groups or with health concerns should not attend events. People at higher risk for severe illness should stay home and away from large groups as much as possible. This includes public places with lots of people and large gatherings where there will be close contact with others. People at higher risk include:
- People 60 and older
- People with underlying health conditions including heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes
- People who have weakened immune systems
- People who are pregnant
Anyone who is sick should stay home. Don't go to work or school, and don't run errands. People who have been to an area where coronavirus is spreading within the past 14 days should not attend the event.
People should follow simple steps to avoid getting sick, including:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Disinfecting sport balls
The link to the DHS Youth Sports guidelines: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/community.htm
CDC information relating to Youth Sports: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/youth-sports.html
The following is a link to CDC information that provides guidance for groups and businesses: Group and Business Plan & Response
The link below will connect you to the NCAA website for their latest information: NCAA Coronavirus Resources
The following is information for schools from the Wisconsin DPI and CDC:
DPI Information on Coronavirus
CDC Coronavirus links
CDC Pandemic Flu Checklist
Protecting Yourself and Others
Wisconsin Outbreaks and Investigations:
Wisconsin Department of Health Services - COVID-19
Guidelines for the Prevention, Investigation, and Control of COVID-19 Outbreaks in K-12 Schools in Wisconsin
Outbreaks in Wisconsin