Waconia Activities Department
Student Participant Health Screening Checklist
Fall 2020 | Updated August 15, 2020
We are excited to have you participate in our 2020 WHS Fall sports/activities! We look forward to providing you a positive and safe experience. Your anticipated support regarding the following self screening checklist is expected and appreciated:
If you answer “Yes” to any of the screening questions, do NOT attend practice, games/events or enter a school building. You should stay home, stay away from other people, and contact your health care provider.
- Do you have a fever (100.0°F or higher) or a sense of having a fever?
- Do you have a new cough that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
- Do you have chills that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
- Do you have shortness of breath that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
- Do you have a new sore throat that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
- Do you have any new muscle aches that you cannot attribute to another health condition, or that may have been caused by a specific activity (such as physical exercise)?
- Do you have a new headache that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
- Have you experienced a new loss of smell or taste that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
General COVID Safety that will be followed by our WHS Activities Department and our coaching/directing/advising staff:
- Educate athletes about physical distancing, handwashing and sanitizer use, and other immune system protocols.
- 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.
- Individually or as a team, participants should confirm that they are symptom free. These confirmations can be aligned with the CDC’s “Coronavirus Self-Checker” or current MDH recommendations.
- A record should be kept of all individuals present at practices and competitions (contact tracing).
- It is recommended that personal prep areas are to be set up prior to practice – Cones or other markers should be set up at least 6 feet apart so players have a specific place for their own bag, water bottle, etc. One cone or marker should be assigned per player.
- Avoid grouping of athletes at start and end of practice or during transitions. Staggered start times for practices and team meetings are recommended, when possible and when field space does not allow players to come and go from separate areas.
- Workouts should be conducted in “pods” – following current MDH Return-to-Play guidelines. Pods are small groups of students always working out together. This will ensure limited exposure if someone develops an infection.
- Whenever possible, players should maintain the recommended six feet of distancing between individuals and should not be in contact with each other. In addition, there is to be no sharing of equipment to the extent that it is possible.
- Officials are not expected to monitor physical distancing: each person is responsible to provide space between themselves and others. Coaches should provide direction to their students regarding social distancing and other safety protocols.
- Team celebrations or congratulations should be no-touch and should be done with appropriate social distancing.
- When spectators are allowed at outside events, they should not have access to student athletes during the competition. Social distancing should be practiced throughout the entire event and spectators may connect with participants following the completion of the event.