Summer High School Sports Return With Temperature Checks, No Contact And Limited Players At Practice

Rob Hart
July 04, 2020 - 1:10 pm
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- High School athletes will have to play by a new rule book when they return to practice this summer. 
 
The Illinois High School Association published COVID-19 safety guidelines for contact practices starting July 5.
 
Students must undergo a temperature screening before practice and anyone with symptoms or a positive COVID test can't return until they get clearance from a doctor.
 
Equipment must be thoroughly wiped down and no handshakes, high fives, hugs or fist bumps after practice are allowed, the IHSA said. And anyone who wants to watch a game must bring their own chairs.
 
"Safety remains at the forefront of everything that the IHSA is doing as we move into Phase 4 and beyond," said IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson in a statement.
 
Up to 50 people are allowed to participate in practices, with a distance of 30 feet between large groups. Anderson said the IHSA is working with state leaders to determine next steps as Illinois continues to inch toward Phase 5. 

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