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OHSAA and Athletic Update - May 21

Hi Middie Nation -

I am reaching out in order to keep you informed with the most recent information affecting school athletics and facilities. Today’s news conference provided some important developments that will impact our student-athletes, coaches, and facilities.

Today the Governor announced the following:

The School Closure Order signed by the Director of the Department of Health that originally stated all school buildings and facilities will be closed through June 30, has been amended to allow school districts to determine the usage of all school athletic facilities beginning May 26. This includes both indoor and outdoor athletic facilities. PLEASE DO NOT ASSUME THAT MIDVIEW FACILITIES ARE GOING TO BE AUTOMATICALLY OPENED TO EVERYONE STARTING MAY 26. The district is working to create our policies and procedures that make our students, coaches and staff members safe and those procedures and guidelines will be communicated with you at the appropriate time.

All sports not previously mentioned in past communications may begin INDIVIDUAL SKILLS TRAINING ONLY on May 26, 2020. This skill training may take place at school facilities at the discretion of the respective school districts with input from the Lorain County Health Department. Skill training is defined and the mandated and recommended restrictions are posted HERE

This now means that ALL SPORTS are able to begin individual skills training ONLY.

Additionally, the OHSAA will now remove the no-contact period for all sports beginning on May 26, 2020.

Important notes:

• Again, the permissions for the sports announced today are for SKILL TRAINING ONLY. Today’s announcement does NOT permit competitions of any kind and there has been no date set for when competitions in these sports may begin.

• Previously, the Governor’s office identified baseball, softball, golf, tennis and swimming & diving as “low/no-contact sports” that MAY begin competition and skill training on May 26 under the mandated and recommended guidelines provided HERE.

• Please remember that all events after the conclusion of the spring sports season are considered “non-school events.”

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we continue to navigate this unfortunate pandemic.

If you have specific questions about the announcements today as it pertains to your family's situation, please do not hesitate to contact the athletic office at dmay@midviewk12.org.

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