Superintendents, Voting Reps, Athletic Directors and Volleyball Coaches,
Good morning! As we move to week 2 of the volleyball season, our office has received various feedback from week 1. Here are a few take-a-ways to address as we move forward:
1. Please ensure that proper screening is occurring. The Governor's directives
specifically states the following:
· Athletes, coaches, officials, and all staff must be screened prior to any
activity by asking the following questions and excluded if the response is
a. Have had a fever of 100.4°F or greater in the last 2 days?
b. Have a cough, difficulty breathing, chills, muscle aches (myalgias), sore
throat, headache, recent loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, or
c. Had contact with a person known to be infected with COVID-19 within
the previous 14 days?
d. Had a positive COVID-19 test in last 10 days?
e. Waiting on the results of a test for COVID-19?
· Coaches, officials, and all staff (includes all workers in any capacity)
must, in addition to the above screening process, have temperature checked
by digital thermometer prior to entry, and those whose temperature is 100.4⁰F
or greater must be excluded. It is recommended those with temperature of
100.4⁰F or greater seek evaluation by a medical professional to be tested for
SARS CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
2. Use tape, paint, and signage within the bleachers and around the facility to
mark areas where spectators may gather to maintain social distancing.
Specify where spectators and participants may sit. The ADH directives states:
· Single-household family groups may sit together but 6-feet physical
distance must be maintained from all other groups or individuals.
· Bleacher seating should be restricted such that every other row is
3. Everyone inside the facility is required to wear a mask at all times, (i.e.
players, spectators, managers, coaches, workers, statisticians and media)
unless they are actively participating.
Thank you for your leadership and all that you do for our student athletes. Please continue to visit the AAA Covid-19 webpage for important information.
Wishing you the best this season,
Arkansas Activities Association