SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The LHSAA is out with its guidelines for the upcoming fall sports season, including much-anticipated rules for high school football.
Last week LHSAA announced that high school football will resume on October 1.
Guidelines for football game protocols include:
- Social distancing of 6 feet must be maintained during the pre-game conference and coin toss
- Handshakes, hugs should not take place
- Face coverings must be worn by coaches, medical staff, game personnel, managers, statisticians, chain crews, ball boys and athletes on the sideline.
- Players and coaches are encouraged to provide their own water and water bottles.
The LHSAA has also instituted general guidelines for all sports. Those include a questionnaire prior to competition or prior to getting on a bus for travel that asks whether anyone in the past 7 days has had:
- shortness of breath
- difficulty breathing
- loss of taste or smell
- sore throat
- nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or greater will not be permitted to enter the venue.
Fans in the stands are also required to wear face masks and practice social distancing.
The 17-page document also includes guidelines for volleyball and cross country.