OHSAA COVID

Requirements for Officials

• Conduct daily symptom assessments before each contest.

• Take your temperature prior to attending your competition. If temperature is above 100.4 or you do not feel well, notify your contracted school immediately.

• No congregating before or after games is permitted.

• Six-feet social distancing required during pre- and post-game conferences and during stoppage of play during contests.

• Facial coverings must be worn at all times with the exception of active officiating, and warm-up.

• Do not shake hands or fist bump other officials, players or coaches.


Recommendations for Pregame Protocol:

• Limit attendees to the referee and the head coach from each team with each coach standing on the center circle on each side of the division line.


Recommendations for Officials Uniform and Equipment:

• Long-sleeved shirts are permissible.

• Officials should not be required to wear jackets during pre-game court/player observation.

• Electronic whistles are permissible (supplies are limited). — Choose a whistle whose tone will carry inside. — Check the market for choices —

Cloth face coverings are permissible —

Gloves are permissible


Other Recommendations for Officials —

Game Procedures: Throw-in


• Official may stand six feet or greater away from player making the throw-in and bounce the ball to that player on a front court throw-in.


Free Throw Administration

• The lead official shall stand on the end line and bounce the ball to the free thrower.


Other Recommendations for Officials — General:

• Bring personal hand sanitizer. Wash/sanitize hands upon arrival and frequently throughout your time working the contest(s).

• Do not share equipment. • Officials are NOT responsible for monitoring activities on the sidelines, such as social distancing, hand sanitizing, symptoms of illness and other such issues. This monitoring remains with the coaching staff and school personnel.

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