2021 Fall Season Athletic & Activity COVID-19 Guidelines

    • Coaches are required to wear face coverings at all times when indoors. 
    • Athletes are recommended to wear face coverings whenever possible, including any time when not in intense physical participation in practices and contests when indoors. 
    • Teams will wear masks while traveling to away games in district provided transportation.
    • Participants must have their own individual bottle, and shall not share water bottles or towels with others. 
    • No shared food, beverages or buffets among team members or parents indoors.  Outdoor team dinners/ events are allowed, social distancing and extra precautions encouraged.
    • Attendance at events- seating capacity will not be limited at events at this time, but changes could occur as conditions evolve. 
    • Indoors venues- spectators, media and event personnel will be required to wear face covering when at indoors venues.  Lack of compliance with masks will result in not being allowed in or being told to leave facilities if refuse to comply.  Three feet of social distancing between family groups is recommended.
    • Outdoor venues- masks and 3 feet of social distancing between family groups are recommended.
    • In-person meetings- Face coverings are required when indoors or when in press boxes, locker rooms, or similar locations.
    • Concessions- will be sold at indoor and outdoor venues.  Masks are required when not eating or drinking at indoor venues.
    • Equipment for each sport should be regularly cleaned and sanitized by coaches.
    • Pep bands when in bleachers should have bell covers on instruments (indoors and outdoors).  Bands are not required to have bell covers on their instruments when in public performances.  Students and staff should have masks on when not competing (indoors).
    • Show Choir/ Flags/ JROTC/ Cheer/Dance teams are not required to wear masks while performing, but are required to wear masks when not performing (indoors).
    • District spectators will need to follow the rules and guidelines of the host site when traveling to other schools.
    • Teams and activity groups will follow PLCS district guidelines when competing at other school districts with different COVID guidelines.
    • PLCS will follow Sarpy/ Cass Health Department recommendations for COVID positive cases and high risk exposures for students in activities and athletics for self isolation time.  Masking and vaccination status may positively impact health department instructions for exposures.