KIBSD Sports & Activities: Protocols During COVID-19
Notice to all student athletes, coaches, officials, organizers, spectators, and community members:
The Kodiak Island Borough School District (“KIBSD”) is dedicated to organizing various athletic programs. These programs are important to the physical and mental health and well-being of our students. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are mindful of the risks associated with allowing these events to take place and want to take reasonable and necessary steps to create as safe an environment as possible for all users of this facility. For this reason, we are implementing some additional requirements for summer sports and activities sessions.
Do not enter this facility if you are exhibiting any of the recognized symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or if you have had close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days. Symptoms include a fever above 100.3 in the last 72 hours, a persistent cough, a sore throat, or unusual shortness of breath.
All participants in a scheduled KIBSD sport or activity must complete and submit a COVID-19 Sports Waiver and Release form prior to participation. Coaches will have copies of this form.
All participants in a scheduled KIBSD sport or activity (including coaches, staff, and officials) and any other persons entering this facility during KIBSD-related activities must have his or her temperature checked and answer a series of screening questions prior to entering this facility.
Residents of the Kodiak Island Borough may use this facility outside of those times when scheduled student activities are taking place and shall not be subject to screening prior to admittance but should adhere to all sanitizing and social distancing protocols. This is to limit attendance for participants for indoor and outdoor activities to residents within the District’s boundary in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19
All persons entering the facility should wash or sanitize their hands prior to entering this facility.
All persons entering the facility should practice responsible social distancing by remaining at least six feet apart whenever possible.
All persons entering the facility are encouraged to wear cloth face masks whenever not engaged in vigorous activity.
All persons entering the facility should avoid touching their face including eyes, nose, and mouth.
All persons entering the facility should refrain from handshakes, high-fives, fist/elbow bumps, and other forms of individual or group celebrations that require physical contact.
Any equipment should be wiped down thoroughly before and after each individual’s use.
“Vulnerable individuals” are defined by the CDC as people age 65 years and older and others with serious underlying health conditions, including, but not limited to, high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, and those whose immune systems are compromised such as by chemotherapy for cancer and other conditions requiring such therapy. It is recommended that “vulnerable individuals,” including coaches, student participants, staff and officials, consult with their health care provider to determine whether participation in activities or events is prudent under the circumstances. Requests for reasonable accommodations shall be considered in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Alaska law.