**Information within this page is subject to change. As National, State and Local organizations continue to update guidelines and protocols we will update the information contained on this page.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The following answers to frequently asked questions contain key information related to the reopening of Scarborough Athletics/Activities. We will continue to share updates and information directly with the Scarborough community through email and this page as new information becomes available.
In school transmission risk will provide guidance to determine the status of in-person after school activities.
As of April 28, 2021 and as outlines in the Maine Department of Economics & Community Development mask/face coverings are not required for outdoor practice and competition. Face Coverings are recommended when 6 feet of social distancing is hard to maintain (e.g. athletes on the bench, team meetings, locker room, etc). To clarify, individuals not 6 feet from another and not engaged in activity must be wearing a face covering. These guidelines must be followed regardless of an individuals vaccination status.
Social distancing (six feet or two arm lengths) should be maintained at all times or as outlined in the sports specific guidelines put forth by the Maine Principals Association.
Currently the Scarborough Athletics & Activities Department follow the state of Maine guidance for out of state travel. Effective on May 1, 2021 Maine will automatically exempt all states, unless a state is otherwise determined by the Maine CDC as being a high risk. This will mean that unless the state of Maine determines a state is high risk individuals traveling back to Maine will not need to quarantine or provide a negative COVID-19 test. To view the Maine Department of Education Travel Quick Reference Guide please click here. Please be advised that Scarborough Athletics & Activities may adopt further requirements to the current travel guidelines set fourth by the state of Maine.
If a student is showing any one of the signs or symptoms of COVID-19 they should stay home and contact their health care provider, they will provide instructions on next steps to follow. Student's must provide a clearance note from their health care provider as well as all documents related to COVID-19 testing (if applicable) before returning to athletic participation. The clearance note from the students health care provider must indicate whether COVID-19 testing was required.
The student/parent or guardian must contact the athletic training staff at Scarborough High School if they test positive for COVID-19. When they are informed of their results they will receive directions from their health care provider. Before returning student's must provide a clearance form from their health care provider as well as all documents related to COVID-19 testing. A Scarborough Athletics clearance form will need to be filled out by the physician that treaded the student-athlete for the COVID-19 infection. Once the athletic training staff receives the signed clearance form from the treating physician the student-athlete may begin the return to play protocol. You may access the clearance form by clicking here. For more in-depth information regarding this question please visit the "Health" section of the COVID-19 page.
Yes, all adults and athletes should be completing the Daily Screening Tool prior to 11:00AM on weekdays and two hours prior to practices or events on non-school days. The daily screening tool is electronic, student-athletes will be able receive the link from their coach as well as be able to access the link to each sports specific form via the "Daily Screening" page on the "COVID-19 Info" page on the athletic website. You may access that page by clicking here.
A simple cloth face covering to slow the spread of the virus is fine (i.e. covering with ear loops). “Medical grade” masks are not needed for physical activity. No gaiters or bandanas are allowed at this time.
Locker rooms will be available for those students who are in school for learning that day. Students who are learning remote on a day and come from home are expected to come to practice ready to participate. Locker rooms will be used for changing only. A limited number of student-athletes will be allowed in the locker room at any one time. Locker rooms will not be used for showering purposes. It is recommended that student-athletes arrive dressed for the activity when possible. Furthermore, it is also recommended that student-athletes shower immediately upon arriving home after a practice/event.
An organized workout, commonly known as a “captains’ practice” would be considered a violation.
Scarborough Athletics has no authority over these outside programs. Athletes that compete on outside teams that travel, either in state or to another state, must follow the RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE and the Maine CDC in terms of quarantining.
Each athlete will be required to provide their own water bottle. Water will be available in order to refill personal water bottles. Every water bottle should be clearly marked with the students name.
If a student experiences symptoms during a school practice/contest they should stop exercising immediately, put on face covering and report to your coach. The coach will contact the athletic training staff, isolate the student from the group and contact parents/guardians to arrange for transportation. If exercising at home and the student experiences symptoms they should stop exercising immediately, and have their parent/guardian contact their health care provider.