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AIA releases guidelines for a return to student activity

Posted at 4:04 PM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-29 01:48:13-04

TUCSON, Arizona — The Arizona Interscholastic Association has released an extensive set of recommended guidelines for a return to student activities during the ongoing pandemic.

"Our priority through this is for the safety and well-being of all our state's student-athletes and those that support them," said executive director David Hines. "We are not guaranteed to have a fall season. We are preparing to be ready on time, but it will depend on how this situation develops as the summer goes on."

The guidelines include no high fives or fist bumps, no hugs, and the use of cloth face coverings is strongly recommended. There is to be no use of water fountains. The report addresses additional concerns such as heat related illnesses.

The recommendations are based on Governor Doug Ducey's phased plan of reopening.

"We just ask that schools, coaches, players and parents consider and utilize the guidelines until we get back to normal," added Hines.

Read the full 12-page report can be found here.