[7/13/2020] Yes, HSAA is planning to have sports teams compete this Fall/Winter seasons. Should public and private schools cancel Fall/Winter sports, we will evaluate the situation, weigh our options and make a decision about HSAA Fall/Winter sports seasons.
This will be decided based on each sport and their season schedule. Since our plan is to have a Fall/Winter season we are moving forward with renting facilities and the other expenses needed to operate. Should we be unable to move forward with the Fall/Winter season we will assess our ability to refund fees and communicate directly with you.
HSAA is following all CDC, Texas and local guidelines when it comes to practice and games. Following the guidelines of the facilities we use is our main focus. You can help by making sure your student follows these guidelines at each HSAA event:
Wear a face mask, except when appropriate to remove it for practice or play
Maintain social distance (min. 6 ft when not on the field/court)
Avoid sharing water (We cannot have players sharing water, not even when squirted from a sports bottle)
Use hand sanitizer often (players should bring their own hand sanitizer)
Bring and use a clean towel (players cannot share towels to wipe sweat)
Take temp before getting in the car to go to practice or game
If not feeling well, stay home
If directly exposed to Covid-19, self-quarantine and get tested
Q. My son/daughter has been exposed to Covid-19, when can he/she return to the team?
To answer this question please follow the latest recommendations from the CDC outlined below.
*Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation
Most people do not require testing to decide when they can be around others; however, if your healthcare provider recommends testing, they will let you know when you can resume being around others based on your test results.
Note that these recommendations do not apply to persons with severe COVID-19 or with severely weakened immune systems (immunocompromised). These persons should follow the guidance below for “I was severely ill with COVID-19 or have a severely weakened immune system (immunocompromised) due to a health condition or medication. When can I be around others?”
If you continue to have no symptoms, you can be with others after 10 days have passed since you had a positive viral test for COVID-19. Most people do not require testing to decide when they can be around others; however, if your healthcare provider recommends testing, they will let you know when you can resume being around others based on your test results.
If you develop symptoms after testing positive, follow the guidance above for “I think or know I had COVID-19, and I had symptoms.”
People who are severely ill with COVID-19 might need to stay home longer than 10 days and up to 20 days after symptoms first appeared. Persons who are severely immunocompromised may require testing to determine when they can be around others. Talk to your healthcare provider for more information. If testing is available in your community, it may be recommended by your healthcare provider. Your healthcare provider will let you know if you can resume being around other people based on the results of your testing.
Your doctor may work with an infectious disease expert or your local health department to determine whether testing will be necessary before you can be around others.
Anyone who has had close contact with someone with COVID-19 should stay home for 14 days after their last exposureto that person.
However, anyone who has had close contact with someone with COVID-19 and who:
does not need to stay home.
Q. My son/daughter will be taking public/private school via remote learning from home. Will he/she qualify as a homeschooled student and be able to play for HSAA?
Under current HSAA eligibility rules, a public/private school student who is homebound is not eligible to play HSAA sports. The HSAA board will visit this question and if a change in the eligibility rules allows for a homebound public/private school student to participate in HSAA sports we will update this answer in the FAQ.