The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) has announced its guidance for increasing summer activities. In issuing its guidance, WIAA stated prioritizing the health and safety of all students and staff must remain the focus of each WIAA member school.
“The WIAA believes it is essential to the physical and mental well-being of student-athletes in grades 6-12 to return to organized physical activity and build team relationships with their peers and coaches,” the document introduction states. “It will be the decision of each local school district administrator to determine if they can safely conduct summer athletic contact days.”
If it is determined that a season can be safely conducted, the WIAA says it will be the responsibility of the member school to provide proper administrative supervision (not the coach) at contests to assure compliance with guidelines. The WIAA recognizes that there may be inequities across the state, as it is unlikely all students will be able to return to-and sustain-athletic activity at the same time.
The WIAA principles can be applied to practices, rehearsals and events for the performing arts with the exception of singing and the playing of wind instruments, which is still under study.