FHS7v7A CORONAVIRUS Update – March 13, 2020 MONTICELLO, FL – The Florida High School 7v7 Association continues to monitor developments regarding the CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) and its impact on Florida and local communities. Member Teams & Individuals should follow the lead, guidance, and precautions of their respective schools and school districts and should continue to follow state and local health department advisories regarding extracurricular activities and athletic contests.
1. If our school or school district has cancelled all extra-curricular activities, may we practice? Practice is a team based decision. Provided your school and/or school district permits you to do so, practices are permitted. If your school does not permit you to use their campuses or facilities while under CORONAVIRUS Restrictions and you choose to hold practices off campus or at an alternate location you MUST have an active fully executed facility use agreement on file with our office for the alternate/new location.
2. May we continue to play games if our school or school district allows us to play? This is a school and/or school district-based decision. As stated above, if your school allows you to use their campus or facilities for games and allows for students from other schools or districts to come onto campus then you can continue as normal. Provided your school and/or school district permits you to do so, and conditions are appropriate, regular schedule of games is permitted. As with practice, if you choose to participate in games in an alternate/new location, you MUST have an active fully executed facility use agreement on file with our office for the alternate/new location.
The current status of the Coronavirus is ever changing and a fluid situation. Visit www.fhs7v7a.com or visit our Twitter account @FHS7v7A for continuing updates, protocols, and potential suspensions of activities.
Florida Health Department Update: The most recent update from the Florida Department of Health states the following: “If you have been to China, Iran, Italy or South Korea in the past 14 days, you need to self-isolate for 14 days. If you become sick during self-isolation, call your county health department. Protect yourself and your community from COVID-19. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Avoid close contact with people who are sick, and stay home when you are sick.”