Released by OHSAA on Friday, May 29, 2020
Questions? Please contact the Fairmont Athletic Office!
Adjustments to OHSAA Bylaws
With the passing of an OHSAA constitution issue during the recently-completed referendum voting, the OHSAA Office has been given authority to temporarily suspend strict compliance to various OHSAA constitution articles, bylaws and/or sports regulations if the non-compliance is a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic and provided the suspensions remain consistent with the purpose of the rules and regulations.
Fall Scholarship Eligibility: Due to the wide-range of academic grades being given for classwork during the final grading period, all students entering grades 7-12 will be eligible for 2020 fall sports insofar as academic eligibility is concerned.
PPE/Athletic Physicals: The following has been recommended by the OHSAA’s Joint Advisory Committee on Sports Medicine:
- Continue with the requirement for an annual Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation (PPE) – every 13 months – for all 7-12 grade students.
- Recommend strongly discouraging the use of mass physicals for this upcoming school year for the benefit of public health and to recommend all students receive a PPE in a private setting.
- Strongly recommend that the physical exam be done at a medical home.
- Allow a student who has had a PPE within the last year to conduct his/her 2020-21 PPE in person or via telehealth as long as the usual forms are filled out, signed and in the provider’s hands prior to the visit.