Updated Protocols for Governor's Statewide Health Order

Article Updated on 11/10/2020

On 11/8/2020, Governor Herbert released a health order that suspended all UHSAA activities with the exception of practice and games in the high school football state championships. This statewide health order includes the suspension of practices, competitions and tryouts in all UHSAA winter activities through November 23, according to the Governor’s plan. Furthermore, all other extracurricular activities are on hold for the duration of the order. As a reminder, known violations of the Governor’s Health Order could have severe consequences for you and your school.

In response to the Governor’s Health Order and the corresponding UHSAA communication on Sunday evening, here are some FAQ’s that can help answer concerns.

No, there is to be no competition except for the activities included in the Governor’s Health Order.

All support groups should cease gathering and practicing for such events immediately unless they are either cheerleaders or drill team.

No, tryouts may not be conducted. Athletic periods can be used for activities like strength training, study hall or conditioning.

All team activities for winter sports are suspended through November 23, per the Governor’s Health Order. Athletic periods can be used for activities like strength training, study hall or conditioning.

No, all schools must cease holding open gyms through November 23, per the Governor’s Health Order.

No, the Public Health Order mandated that all extracurricular activities cease through November 23. This includes practices and competitions.

The UHSAA staff is working in conjunction with the UHSAA Board-of-Trustees and Executive Committee to determine how the winter sports season will proceed when practice and tryouts resume. More information will be made available at a later date.

Encourage your student-athletes to take all the recommended precautionary actions, including wearing masks, social distancing, and avoiding social gatherings. Additionally, student-athletes should be encouraged to not interact socially outside of their immediate home.

Hydration testing will be postponed till at least November 24. More information on the rescheduled hydration dates will be available in the coming weeks.

The only UHSAA fine arts activity in active competition under UHSAA jurisdiction currently is Debate. Debate will continue during the two-week shutdown provided competition is ONLINE-Only. Decisions regarding plays, concerts and other fine-arts performances should follow the Governor's Executive Order. Students may continue to attend academic classes that are focused around a UHSAA-sanctioned activity, provided there is no outside competition.