The Iowa Department of Education has issued reopening guidance for summer sports as of May 20th in response to Governor Reynolds allowing summer sports to commence on June 1st.
- "No one should attend or participate in practice [or games] if they currently have symptoms or have been in contact with anyone with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis in the last 14 days."
- The bleachers are limited for fans. Fans are also encouraged to bring their own chairs or stand.
- Fans are personally responsible to adhere to public health guidelines and social distancing between different households.
- "No concessions stands are permitted."
- "Contact public health if a positive case of COVID-19 is reported."
- "Players should use their own gloves, helmets, and bats as much as possible."
- "Players must bring their own water/beverage...No shared drinking fountains, portable hydration stations, or coolers may be used."
- Check temperatures before attending a game or practice.
- Bring your own hand sanitizer.
- "No dugouts may be used" during practices. Instead, players should line their items against the fence at least six feet apart.
- "Use of dugouts is permitted during games only."
- "Coaches are responsible for ensuring social distancing."
- Shared equipment must be sanitized before and after practice.
- Know students' preexisting health conditions and take precautions as needed.
- "The spitting of sunflower seed shells" is banned.
- Absences must be tracked to note potential COVID-19 cases.
- "Parents must remain in their cars or drop off and pick up players after practice."