As part of the OHSAA’s Return to Play protocol, the organization has launched an Observer’s Program through which OHSAA Observers/Inspectors attend athletic events to ensure mandates in the Ohio Health Director’s order are being followed.
Concerns were raised by observers regarding the following mandates after week 1 of the program:
1.) No players, coaches, officials or spectators are to be congregated before, during or after the contest.
2.) Six-foot social distancing must be maintained at all times other than those on the field (or court in volleyball) – including those on the sidelines and benches – and including spectators not part of a family group.
3.) Hand sanitizer shall be made available throughout the venue.
4.) One-way ingress and egress for admission/entrance, exits, aisles, concessions and restrooms must be maintained at the venue.
5.) Facial coverings by everyone associated with the team must be worn at all times when not on the field (or court in volleyball), including the bench and sideline.
6.) No physical contacting is permitted outside of the contest including, but not limited to, high fives, handshakes, etc.
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