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OSAA Information Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

OSAA Office Closed

The OSAA office in Wilsonville is closed during this public emergency. Staff are working remotely and can be contacted via email. View the OSAA Staff & Contact Information page for email addresses.

Additional Resources

» OSAA - Health & Safety Additional Resources
» OHA - Coronavirus
» OHA - Guidance on Preventing COVID-19
» OHA - Local Directory
» CDC - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
» ODE - COVID-19 Resources
» NFHS - Performing Arts COVID-19 Resources
» NFHS - Copyright COVID-19 Guidance
» IB Testing Information & COVID-19 Updates
» NCAA COVID-19 Information

Media Releases

Do the Five

  1. HANDS - Wash them often
  2. ELBOW - Cough into it
  3. FACE - Don't touch it
  4. FEET - Stay more than 3 feet apart
  5. FEEL - Sick? Stay at home

Infographics & Articles

Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to "flatten the curve" - Washington Post

COVID-19 Coronavirus DataPack - Information Is Beautiful

Infection Trajectory: See Which Countries are Flattening Their COVID-19 Curve

Dealing with Disappointment During Coronavirus Cancellations, Postponements - Positive Coaching Alliance

Using The Sports Shutdown To Recover The Joy of Sports - Positive Coaching Alliance

Health & Safety Resources for Coronavirus

The OSAA has gathered generic informational resources relating to the novel coronavirus (nCOV) and the recent COVID-19 outbreak. From CDC information and updates from the Oregon Health Authority to recommendations for schools, administrators, students, and fans, you can view information and recommendations on the OSAA Health & Safety - Additional Resources page.

Latest OSAA Information

OSAA Practices & Contests Suspended Through April 28; Speech, Solo Music State Championships Cancelled

Published
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Release
Media Release (PDF), OSAAtoday Article
Effective
Immediately, Friday, March 13, 2020 through Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Affects
All OSAA member schools (public, private, and charter schools) and
all OSAA sanctioned activities; spring sports and activities are listed below.
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Track & Field
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Band
  • Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Solo Music
  • Speech


Frequently Asked Questions

The following are frequently asked questions relating to OSAA's policies regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. If you have a question, please contact Peter Weber at peterw@osaa.org or contact the OSAA office at (503) 682-6722.

1. Q. May schools participate in out-of-state practices or contests/events during this suspension period?

A. No, the suspension period for practices and contests/events applies to all OSAA member schools, regardless of where the practice or contest/event occurs.

2. Q. May coaches hold "voluntary" or "optional" practices during this suspension period?

A. No, coaches are not able to work directly with students during this suspension period. Coaches may not be involved in circumventing this policy.

3. Q. May coaches communicate with students/athletes?

A. Coaches can communicate with students in accordance with local school district policy, but not organize or participate in workouts. We encourage coaches to provide support to students during this stressful time.

4. Q. Does this suspension period apply to public schools only?

A. The suspension period applies to all OSAA member schools, public and private, in all OSAA-sanctioned activities.

5. Q. How should schools correctly mark baseball and softball games during the suspension period on the OSAA website?

A. Games should be marked as cancelled, not deleted. This keeps the game on a team's schedule in case it's able to be made up at a later date.

6. Q. May students or coaches access school facilities during this suspension period?

A. During this moratorium-like period, there shall be no high school facility usage by activity/athletic staff and students/teams. Field maintenance is allowed.

7. Q. May groups of students gather to workout?

A. While the OSAA encourages students to stay active, we discourage groups of students from getting together in alignment with local and federal social distancing guidelines.

8. Q. Will OSAA State Championships that have been cancelled be rescheduled?

A. No, due to the numerous issues regarding rescheduling including, but not limited to, site availability, staffing, scheduling conflicts, etc., cancelled OSAA State Championships will not be rescheduled.

9. Q. Does the suspension period apply to off-season fall and winter activities?

A. All OSAA sports and activities fall under this guidance. There will be no practice or gatherings for any OSAA sports or activities. This includes Rule of Two, 6A/5A Pilot, and individual sports.