Elmore City-Pernell Guidelines for Summer Athletics/Activities (Click for printable copy)

Oklahoma enters Phase 3 on June 1st, 2020. Upon this date, Elmore City-Pernell Public Schools will utilize the following guidelines supplied by the National Federation of High School Sports (NFHS) in conducting summer activities. ECP has also consulted info from the CDC, OSSAA, and the State of Oklahoma in devising this plan. The safety and health of our students and employees is top priority. This plan is subject to change as the COVID-19 situation evolves.

Pre- Workout/Contest Screening:

• Any person who has had a fever or cold symptoms in the previous 24 hours should not be allowed to take part in workouts and should contact his or her primary care provider or other appropriate healthcare professional.

  • All athletes will be pre-screened for elevated body temperature on a daily basis. Anyone with a body                              temperature over 100.3 will be sent home.
  • A record should be kept of all individuals present.
  • All athletes must have a current, pre-participation physical on file before being allowed to participate
  • Facilities Cleaning:
  • Prior to an individual or groups of individuals entering a facility, hard surfaces within that facility should be wiped down and sanitized (chairs, furniture in meeting rooms, locker rooms, weight room equipment, bathrooms, athletic training room tables, etc.).
  • Individuals should wash their hands for a minimum of 20 seconds with warm water and soap before touching any surfaces or participating in workouts.
  • Hand sanitizer should be plentiful and available to individuals as they transfer from place to place.
  • Weight equipment should be wiped down thoroughly before and after an individual’s use of equipment.
  • Appropriate clothing/shoes should be worn at all times in the weight room to minimize sweat from transmitting onto equipment/surfaces.
  • Students must be encouraged to shower and wash their workout clothing immediately upon returning to home.
  • Physical Activity and Athletic Equipment:
  • Moderate risk sports practices may begin.
  • • There should be no shared athletic towels, clothing or shoes between students.
  • Students should wear their own appropriate workout clothing (do not share clothing), and individual clothing/towels should be washed and cleaned after every workout.
  • Hand sanitizer should be plentiful at all practices.
  • Athletic equipment such as bats, batting helmets and catchers gear should be cleaned between each use. Other equipment, football helmets/other pads should be worn by only one individual and not shared.
  • Maximum lifts should be limited and power cages should be used for squats and bench presses. Spotters should stand at each end of the bar.
  • Weight room will be limited to 50% capacity during workouts. Athletes will be rotated in and out.
  • Hydration:
  • All students shall bring their own water bottle. Water bottles must not be shared.
  • Hydration stations ( water fountains, etc.) may be utilized but must be cleaned after every practice/contest.
  • Source material: CDC ( https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/youth-sports.html);

    State of Oklahoma (https://www.okcommerce.gov/wp-content/uploads/Open-Up-and-Recover-Safely-Plan.pdf)

    NFHS (https://www.nfhs.org/media/3812287/2020-nfhs-guidance-for-opening-up-high-school-athletics-and-activities-nfhs-smac-may-15_2020-final.pdf )

    OSSAA (http://www.ossaa.net/docs/2019-20/MiscForms/PHASE_IN_TEMPLATE_FOR_COVID_2020.pdf)

    May 4, 2020
    As the official close of the school year draws near, we are receiving an increased number of calls regarding summer activities, what will be allowed and not allowed for the students, coaches, and directors.

    While we felt that it was important to establish statewide guidance for activities during the school year regarding the Covid-19 situation, we feel that it is equally important to provide some guidance for the start of our summer activities.

    Even though our state has started the “re-opening” process, we feel it is important for our member school facilities to remain closed until at least June 1. This will give us enough time to review data from our state and local government entities, our health-care professionals, and the other national sports and activities governing bodies. Based on the information we have at that time, we could adjust the June 1 date and/or add or relax restrictions to the summer activities regulations. Our focus has become doing all we can do to help preserve the opening of schools and activities in the fall.

    Also, two links are below. One gives information about an NFHS-Sponsored organization that provides students an SAT/ACT Prep course at an inexpensive cost. Please share this information with your students and their families.

    The other link addresses questions we have received regarding the NCAA Eligibility Center and any adjustments made to the initial-eligibility certification process due to the pandemic. We hope this information is useful as you provide information to your students aspiring to the next level of participation.

    We will continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation and will update this page when and if changes need to be made.

    SAT/ACT Prep course

    NCAA Eligibility Center

    April 20, 2020 -- EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
    As we continue to monitor COVID-19 and the effects on activities and the safer at home restrictions continue to be in the place, the OSSAA Staff has determined coaches and directors will be permitted to provide activity specific instruction to their respective students. Workouts and instruction may only be provided to participants via a virtual platform. This would include virtual tryouts.

    We appreciate your patience as we navigate the changing circumstances.




    Cross Country