• Guidance for Officials, Rule Organization Focal Points of 2023 Track and Field/Cross Country Rules Revisions
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    Guidance for Officials, Rule Organization Focal Points of 2023 Track and Field/Cross Country Rules Revisions

    Story Links INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 14, 2022) — Rules providing consistency and guidance to meet referees were among focal points addressed in the eight rules changes for the 2023 high school track and field and cross country seasons. Two of the most notable changes were made to Rule 3-4-3, defining specific case book guidelines, and the introduction of Rule 9, which specifically addresses rules for indoor track and field. Six other rules changes were recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Track and Field and Cross Country Rules Committee June 13-15 at its annual meeting in Indianapolis. All recommended rules changes have been…

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    New COVID-19 safety guidance released after multi-county outbreak linked to high school wrestling tournaments > Washington State Department of Health

    For immediate release: December 17, 2021   (21-250)Spanish Contact: DOH Communications Public inquiries: State COVID-19 Information Hotline, 1-800-525-0127 New COVID-19 safety guidance released after multi-county outbreak linked to high school wrestling tournaments OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health (DOH), is updating the health and safety requirements for high contact indoor sports in the wake of a multi-school, multi-county outbreak. The outbreaks are linked to a series of wrestling tournaments held in early December and are linked to an estimated 200 COVID-19 cases. Genomic sequencing recently confirmed at least three cases are omicron. DOH takes these outbreaks very seriously and is changing the existing guidance by adding the following health and safety…

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    DC area schools release mask guidance for fall sports

    Fall sports mask guidelines Bob Barnard has the latest on fall sports mask guidelines WASHINGTON – Schools across the region are releasing their fall sports mask guidelines as the new school year and season approaches. In Washington, D.C., the District’s State Athletic Association requires all student-athletes participating in indoor sports and activities wear masks regardless of their vaccination status. They also recommend – but do not require — all student-athletes participating in high-impact sports wear masks and be tested regularly for COVID-19. In Fairfax County, masks are not required for outdoor activities. Masks are required for coaches and all players for indoor activities – which applies to all students and…

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