USM has developed a “return to play” plan that follows local and national safety guidelines, and we are anticipating guidance from the WIAA on how to safely resume athletic competitions.
The “return to play” plan takes player, coach, and spectator safety into account, and provides details on keeping athletic facilities and venues clean and safe for everyone to utilize. All coaches and staff will be trained on safety procedures, and the school will continue to monitor recommendations and implement additional measures as needed.
Under phase one of the “return to play” plan, spectators will not be allowed at athletic events. Parents and guardians who remain on campus during practices/games will be required to wait in their vehicle until the conclusion of the event. Additionally, locker rooms will be closed during phase one, meaning student athletes will need to arrive on campus ready to practice/train/compete, and they will not be allowed to shower/change in campus locker rooms following the conclusion of their workout/practice/competition. For additional details, please view the following guidelines, which will be updated as new information is available and new procedures are implemented. We are working on:
- Returning to play while following all safety guidelines.
- Safely returning to practice in July and August.
- Establishing safety policies for all facilities (including locker rooms) and venues.
- Establishing a spectator and event hosting policy.
- Developing a transportation plan for off-campus competitions.
The following guidelines will be updated as the school move from one phase to the next. Please note that some athletics facilities may be in different phases based on current capacity and social distancing guidelines.
Frequently asked questions will be available soon.