Hello Tiger Families,
The Governor’s Office and OHA posted new Statewide Freeze Guidance for K-12 School Sports late Tuesday. Per the Governor’s Executive Order 20-65, the freeze is effective Wednesday, November 18 through Wednesday, December 2 but could be extended.
Here are the key takeaways:
- Prohibition on all K-12 School Sports indoors, including conditioning, training and competition.
- Outdoor training, conditioning and competition is still allowed for non-contact and minimal/medium contact sports for schools utilizing On-Site, Hybrid, or Comprehensive Distance Learning.
- Outdoor training and conditioning is still allowed for full-contact sports for schools utilizing On-Site, Hybrid, or Comprehensive Distance Learning provided they don’t include full contact of any kind.
- Mask/face coverings must be worn when actively participating in an outdoor sport.
- Closure of indoor and outdoor swimming pools, licensed spa pools and indoor sport courts.
- Limit the maximum capacity for each outdoor K-12 school sporting event to 50 people. Maintain physical distancing of at least six (6) feet per person.
- Individuals must self-quarantine for 14 days upon return to Oregon if they have traveled out of state for recreational purposes or as part of an athletic traveling team.
For NHS, we will continue to plan to return to weight training, conditioning for all and a focus on getting ready for the start of our winter sports programs, when we return on December 3.
We have been fortunate in that we have been able to provide opportunities for all student-athletes, a privilege most other districts have not been able to do. As we head into Thanksgiving, I am thankful for our coaches, most of whom have donated their time to make these opportunities happen. I am also thankful for those student-athletes and their families, who place their trust in our staff, knowing that decisions we make always have the health and safety of student-athletes at the forefront of what we do.
Take care of yourselves and those around you.