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AIA Reinstates Winter Sports

After voting 5-4 on January 8 to halt the winter sports season, due to the continued presence of Covid-19 and having the nation’s highest rate of coronavirus hospitalizations, the Arizona Interscholastic Association's (AIA’s) Executive Board reconsidered its position based on feedback from its member schools. After additional debate and consideration, Executive Board members voted 5-4 to reinstate the winter sports season with the modifications published on November 30 along with the additional modifications:

  • All students, coaches, and officials will be required to wear a cloth mask or gaiter for the entirety of a game/contest.
  • Each school will complete the AIA COVID-19 Athlete/Coach Monitoring Form the day of all games/contests and provide a copy to the opposing school prior to the contest.
  • Up to two parents or legal guardians may attend their student-athlete's home games as allowed by the school and county guidelines.
  • Any school that violates any of the mandatory modifications, including the COVID-19 Return to Play Form, will lose access to AIA officiating.
The winter sports season is reinstated to commence on January 18.
Source: AZPREPS365
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