The following memo was sent to all Fall coaches as well as Boys and Girls Basketball coaches who are currently conduction Summer workouts. Coaches are expected to enforce the following new guidelines in accordance with the announcement today from the Cuyahoga County Board of Health requiring that masks be worn in public at all times. Please contact Joe Dianetti at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Today, Governor Dewine and Cuyahoga County announced that masks are now MANDATORY in public places, county-wide. With this in mind, there are a couple new guidelines that we will need to follow, effective immediately beginning TOMORROW (7/8)
1) All players MUST now wear masks to and from practices/workouts until further notice. They SHOULD also have these masks on at all times during a practice/workout where physical activity/exertion is not taking place (classroom/film sessions, team discussion, stretching/warm up type activities that are not cardiovascular, etc). In short, the masks should be removed whenever they may inhibit breathing during heavy activity, but they should be worn at any other time, especially when in close quarters with teammates.
2) All coaches MUST have a mask on at all times unless participating in physical activity with the athletes. This is especially important when in close quarters and providing instruction.
3) (Related/Reminder) There should be NO congregating of any kind that is not related to drills and training activities.This includes bags/equipment in a central location as players/coaches arrive, group/team huddles of any kind, or any other type of congregation that isn’t essential to training. All players and coaches and their equipment should remain socially distanced at all possible times.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This includes any fundraisers or other team activities outside of workouts that you may be planning until further notice.