As of Monday, July 13, each middle school or high school participant in strength and conditioning and/or sport-specific workouts must bring a face covering. Suitable face coverings include non-medical grade disposable face masks, cloth face coverings (over the nose and mouth), or full-face shields to protect eyes, nose, and mouth.
Coaches, instructors and students will wear masks when checking in, getting ready for an activity, and when leaving workouts. There might be other times as well, but University Interscholastic League (UIL) regulations allow the masks to be removed during any kind of athletic activity when six feet of distance of individuals can be maintained.
While each high school campus might have some differences in workouts, all will be following the UIL regulations for summer strength and conditioning workouts and sport-specific instruction. The UIL’s guidelines include:
“For the purposes of summer workouts, schools must require students, staff, and visitors to wear face coverings when entering and exiting facilities and practice areas, and when not actively exercising. Schools may, for example, allow students who are actively exercising to remove face coverings as long as they maintain at least six feet of distance from other students and staff who are not wearing face coverings. However, schools must require students and staff to wear face coverings as they get into positions that allow them to maintain safe distancing.”
The complete UIL guidelines can be found here: