To: Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors
From: Peter Weber, Executive Director
Michael Koester, M.D., Chair, OSAA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC)
Subject: Information and Resources on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The OSAA has received questions or concerns from several school districts about the impact of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Oregon. We are taking guidance from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and our Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC), and will continue to closely monitor this rapidly-changing situation. This memo is designed to provide information and resources to schools in order to keep participants, personnel, and spectators safe and informed.
We will continue to have frequent contact with the OHA and SMAC to determine if and when any additional measures, including decisions about modifying/postponing/cancelling any athletic/activity events, need to be taken.
The OSAA has also posted Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and resources to the Health & Safety section of its website under Additional Resources.
It's critical that schools coordinate with their local public health authorities for guidance specific to their communities. OHA Local Public Health Authority Directory
Key Planning Considerations for Athletic/Activity Events
These are best practices schools should consider when preparing to host an athletic/activity event:
OHA Everyday Precautions
OHA officials recommend people in Oregon help themselves by taking everyday preventive precautions to reduce the risk of getting and spreading viral respiratory infections, including the flu, the common cold and COVID-19:
For more information about Coronavirus (COVID-19), please refer to these resources or call 211:
The OSAA will continue to monitor the situation and provide updated information as it becomes available. Please contact the OSAA office directly at 503.682.6722 with questions.
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