In accordance with Pennsylvania's COVID-19 regulations and guidance, the Oley Valley School District Board of Directors have approved an Extracurricular and Athletic Health and Safety Plan to help reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19 while starting to resume participation in sports and other extra-curricular activities. This plan outlines the steps that will be taken by school district coaches and staff members when limited summer training and activities start on or after July 1st. The plan also helps educate students, parents and staff members about the risks of COVID-19, the symptoms to be aware of, and the steps that need to be taken if there is a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 with one of our students or staff members. ANY STUDENT OR STAFF MEMBER WHO HAS COVID-19 SYMPTOMS, OR HAS BEEN RECENTLY EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WHO HAS COVID-19, IS NOT PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY SUMMER TRAININGS OR ACTIVITIES AND MUST STAY HOME! These symptoms include but are not limited to: temperature over 100.4, cough, nausea or diarrhea, sore throat, shortness of breath, or close contact/cared for someone with COVID-19.
The return to play Health and Safety Plan requires that all students participating in a sport or extracurricular activity for the 2020-2021 school year, and their parent or guardian, read and familiarize themselves with the plan. The plan also follows all guidance from St Luke's Health Network, which is the provider of our team physician and athletic training services. Please note, that as of February 2021, any student-athlete who becomes infected with COVID-19 will need to have their family physician complete the medical release form located at the bottom of this page, and then complete a gradual 7-day return to play protocol (after being cleared to return to school/sport). This gradual return to play protocol will be monitored by our athletic training staff to help ensure the virus has not compromised the cardiovascular system.
Any questions about the Health and Safety Plan or procedures relating to our student-athletes and COVID-19 should be directed to the Director of Athletics, Mr. Timothy Rhoads at email@example.com or by calling 610-987-4111.
Please click on the links below to access the Health & Safety Plan, Cardiac Screening and Return to Play Guidelines for Athletes Following COVID-19 Infection, and the Student-Athlete Medical Eligibility - Post COVID-19 Return to Sport: