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Responsible Restart Protocols for Harrison Athletics

May 28, 2020

As most of you know, Harrison Athletics has been given the green light to welcome our Student Athletes back into the buildings. Our reopening will be slow and purposeful with every possible safeguard in place to make sure all involved are safe. However, I want to be very clear with each family. Regardless of the measures taken by my department to create a safe environment for our Student Athletes, there will be a risk if your child participates in our training sessions. We are going to be overly cautious as we move forward and will keep the safety and wellbeing of our Student Athletes at the forefront of our organization and operations. I want every family to understand that the skill training and weight training opportunities are voluntary. Absences from these events will not be held against Student Athletes in regards to making a team or earning playing time.


Below are a list of steps that will be taken by the Harrison Athletic Department:


  • Coaches and Athletes will perform a wellness check prior to coming to any school facility.
  • Coaches must wear a mask or facial covering at all times.
  • Minimum of 6 feet distance between athletes/ coaches at all times. Temperature screenings would be the only exception.
  • Coaches will designate entry times for Athletes. This window of time will be the only time that an individual can enter the facility. 
  • Single point of entry will be used by all Student Athletes. (Identified prior to activity)
  • Temperature and symptom screening upon arrival to building at entry point.
  • Temperature threshold is 99.5 and above. All Coaches and Athletes will have their temperature taken upon arrival.
  • Any athlete over 99.5 and above or reports being symptomatic must return home. Coach should call parents to explain what has happened.
  • Coaches and Students must use hand sanitizer upon entry.
  • Reentry of Athlete to skills workouts will be organized through an Athletic Trainer or Athletic Director.
  • Coaches must design traffic patterns to ensure social distancing.
  • Athletes and Coaches must bring their own water. Water bottles should be clearly identified.
  • Restrooms: Only the Weight Room restroom will be available for use.
  • Locker Rooms will not be available for use for the foreseeable future.
  • Athletes are permitted to bring a small bag to training sessions. Athletes will be assigned a location to place their belongings. This location will be cleaned by the athlete at the end of their training session.

The parents of each student-athlete must complete the following two-page waiver:
COVID Waiver Page 1
COVID Waiver Page 2

  • Weight Room: Cleaned/ disinfected prior to, during and after group and individual workouts.
  • Equipment: Cleaned/ disinfected prior to, during and after group and individual workouts.
  • Doorways, door handles, areas of heavy traffic will be cleaned and disinfected regularly throughout training sessions.
  • Methods of cleaning/ cleanliness will include hand cleaning of equipment and machines, aerosol cleaning of equipment and machines, mechanical cleaning of equipment and machines.
  • Hand sanitizer, fully stocked restrooms and sanitation stations will be available at the entry to our facilities and scattered throughout the areas being used.

Please read and familiarize yourself with the following:

Steps/Protocols for Skill Training and Weight Room Training

Safety Protocols for Skill Training and Weight Room Training

Athletic Training Information from Mercy Health


Thank you to each of you as we work through our new normal.


Mark Meibers