Beetdiggers News · UHSAA Announces Return-to-Play Guidelines

July 9, 2020

In a meeting Thursday, the Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) Board-of-Trustees moved to continue statewide plans to begin the Fall season of education-based activities in Utah as scheduled, in accordance with plans to return to in-person or blended learning at high schools across the state. The Association’s governing board also affirmed a stance of allowing schools and local school districts, in conjunction with local government leaders and health department officials, to determine whether participation in high school activities is allowable and advisable under statewide and local guidelines. The Board-of-Trustees will meet in late July to continue dialogue regarding statewide health recommendations and best practices.

Attached to this email is a listing of recommendations and best practices from the UHSAA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee.

A reminder to member schools that between now and the start dates for fall sports, the UHSAA Out of Season Policy is in effect. This means that coaches must continue to have the approval of their school and district to operate any contact in accordance with all state and county health department guidelines and restrictions.

The UHSAA Board of Trustees will meet on Tuesday, July 28, to review the status of fall sports and continue dialogue on best practices.