LINCOLN – As the winter sports regular season closes out and postseason competition begins, updated NSAA protocols have been issued.
According to a release from the Nebraska School Activities Association, officials are calling upon member schools to host sub districts and districts for the NSAA.
In most activities, the team with the highest seed earns the right to host these events while others volunteer.
The health and safety of students, staff and local communities remain the priority of the NSAA.
NSAA officials are implementing updated requirements which will go into effect on Friday, February 12. They include attendance is restricted to 75% of occupancy unless local health departments or host schools are more restrictive with other information being similar to the last update.
Active participants are permitted to wear face coverings during competition, coaches and non-active participants are required to wear face coverings, spectators are required to wear face coverings at all times and the host school may establish additional requirements. These requirements implemented by the host school must be the same for all participants, officials and spectators.
If an NSAA members school is unable to participate in their state qualifying contest due to COVID-19, the subdistrict, district final and state championship contests will not be postponed or canceled.
The NSAA has great appreciation for all its member schools and their tireless efforts to provide opportunities for learning and participation in NSAA activities. Communication, flexibility and patience will be key in supporting the high school student participants as they pursue an NSAA State Championship this winter.