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Updated OHA Statewide Freeze Guidance for K-12 School Sports

The Governor’s Office and OHA posted new Statewide Freeze Guidance for K-12 School Sports late Tuesday.  Per the Governor’s Executive Order 20-65, the freeze is effective Wednesday, November 18 through Wednesday, December 2 but could be extended.

 We encourage you to read through the six-page document but here are the key takeaways:

  • Prohibition on all K-12 School Sports indoors, including conditioning, training and competition.
  • Outdoor training, conditioning and competition is still allowed for non-contact and minimal/medium contact sports for schools utilizing On-Site, Hybrid, or Comprehensive Distance Learning.
  • Outdoor training and conditioning is still allowed for full-contact sports for schools utilizing On-Site, Hybrid, or Comprehensive Distance Learning provided they don’t include full contact of any kind.
  • Mask/face coverings must be worn when actively participating in an outdoor sport.
  • Closure of indoor and outdoor swimming pools, licensed spa pools and indoor sport courts.
  • Limit the maximum capacity for each outdoor K-12 school sporting event to 50 people.  Maintain physical distancing of at least six (6) feet per person.
  • Individuals must self-quarantine for 14 days upon return to Oregon if they have traveled out of state for recreational purposes or as part of an athletic traveling team.