Cathedral High School
COVID 19 Return to Play Procedures
Athletes exhibiting 1 of the following symptoms that cannot otherwise be explained will be isolated immediately, sent home and directed to be tested for COVID 19;
- Sore throat
The Cathedral Athletic Department requires a copy of the athlete’s test results whether positive or negative. Those with a positive test will require a note from a MD/DO/NP/PA to resume a gradual return to activity progression before returning to practice or competition. The gradual progression will start after the appropriate period of isolation/quarantine and will be supervised by a member of the Cathedral Athletic Training Staff.
The COVID-19 Return To Play Form that must be completed by an MD/DO/NP/PA and the Gradual Return To Play Procedures after COVID-19 Infection. Athletes must complete the progression without the development of symptoms. Referral to a healthcare provider is needed if symptoms present.
Athletes with close contact exposure, a negative test and are asymptomatic still must be quarantined for 14 days from the last exposure to the COVID +person.Athletes can also choose to do a 10 day quarantine (without a test & asymptomatic), but must wear a mask for 4 days with all practice/competition for 4 days upon return.
The Cathedral Athletic Department Return to Play Procedures are based on the best available scientific evidence and the recommendations of the American Society for Sports Medicine, American College of Cardiology, National Federation of High Schools and IHSAA.
Athletic/PE Locker Room Policy
Locker Rooms will be opened beginning August 3, 2020. Athletes will need to practice social distancing of 6 feet as best as can be. Athletes will need to wear a mask until it is time for practice while they are in the locker room. Coaches must stagger the number of athletes in the locker room at a time.
Football - 50/time
Boys PE - 20/time
Girls PE - 20/time
Girls Varsity - 15/time
Boys Basketball - 8/time
Coaches offices - social distancing must be maintained while in coaches office and masks should be worn.
Student Athletes will be limited to 3 plus 1 ATC plus 1 student trainer in the football training room.
Training room in the WAC will be limited to 3 plus 1 trainer.
Training room equipment must be wiped down after each use and all must wear a mask in the training room. It is encouraged but not mandated that trainers wear gloves and change after working with an athlete. At a minimum they must wash or use hand sanitizer after each session. No ice baths/cold tubs.
WAC - 50
Mimms - 40
Weight Room - 50
Outside - unlimited
Classroom spaces - based on size of the room no more than 15 with a coach. Smaller the better.
Social distancing should be practiced as much as possible.
Athletic Transportation Policy
Athletic transportation will be limited by number of seats available. Below is a chart of available seating with our current fleet of vehicles.
5 – Yellow Busses – max capacity 22 passengers/bus
2 – Big Shuttles – max capacity 13 passengers/bus
7 – Small Shuttles – max capacity 7 passengers/bus
Charter Busses – 1 per seat
Teams will need to consider limiting/rotating the number of athletes to certain events.
Larger teams will need to make “dress lists” for some away venues.
Seating on all vehicles will be one per seat alternating window to aisle location.
Permission for athletes to drive with their parents to venues has been approved by the Principal however coaches have the final determination on who is traveling to compete.
Proper supervision is still mandatory based on the size of vehicle – see below.
Yellow bus – 2 coaches
Big Shuttle – 1 coach
Small Shuttle – 1 coach
Charter – 2 coaches
Siblings on the same team can sit in the same seats thus expanding the numbers.
All athletes/coaches on a vehicle must wear a mask and sit in the same seat to and from the venue.