Enfield High School and CAS-CIAC believe that it is essential to the physical, mental, and social-emotional well-being of Connecticut students/youth to safely re-engage in extracurricular experiences, physical activity, and athletic competition. Returning to play does not mean a return to “normal”. While re-socializing to activity we are still responsible for doing our part in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Any consideration of returning to physical activity and athletic competition must adhere to all requirements set forth under the executive orders of Governor Lamont, account for the health and safety of all participants, and equitably provide opportunities for all Connecticut student/youth-athletes. CAS-CIAC’s guidelines have been vetted by the Connecticut State Medical Society, Sports Medicine Committee; the Connecticut Athletic Trainers’ Association (CATA); the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE); the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS); the Connecticut Association of Athletic Directors (CAAD); and the Connecticut High School Coaches Association (CHSCA).
Consideration of a safe return to interscholastic/youth sports must be with an understanding that COVID-19 is born out of a global health pandemic. This is a health issue, not a sport issue, nor an education issue. Sports have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 and our student/youth-athletes significantly affected. However, it is our primary responsibility to provide safe physical activity that does not contribute to the spread of COVID-19.
Our main goal is to provide a safe return to interscholastic/youth activity which requires a gradual phase-in approach that accounts for participant and community safety.
Below will be the protocols that will be in effect for the summer conditioning programs at Enfield High School. If you wish to read the complete guidelines, you can CLICK HERE for the CAS-CIAC document on Resocialization.
PHASE 2 REQUIREMENTS BEGINNING ON JULY 6 (CURRENT GUIDELINES STATE THAT THIS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR 4 WEEKS)
All athletes and coaches will be required to perform a self-screening of any possible COVID-19 symptoms prior to arrival. Each of these self-screening results will be recorded by the coach for reference in possibility of a positive case. If you answer YES to any of the below symptoms , you will not be allowed to participate and you should self-isolate and make contact with your PCP.
In addition to the self-assessment of symptoms, we will comply with the travel quarantine set by the State of Connecticut.
The travel quarantine, which applies to state’s where rolling infection rates are above a certain threshold, now covers Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi
, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.
AS OF 8/4/2020
Coaches and athletes will not be able to participate in summer conditioning for 14 days after returning from any of the above states.
Please note this list is subject to change at any time.
Each field for each session will have a designated field entrance and parking/pick-up and drop-off area. CLICK HERE to view the schedule of sessions and map of parking lot and fields.
Coaches will be located at field entrances to remind athletes of all protocols and complete the daily check in process for each athlete.
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