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The Governor’s Office and Washington State Department of Health issued new guidance for returning to education-based sports and activities, on January 5. The WIAA has summarized those guidelines and added clarity for school programs in the Healthy Wasington Sport & Activity Guidelines document.

WIAA Staff will continue to update the resources available on this page as the situation evolves. The WIAA has encouraged leagues to find creative solutions that will promote participation and engagement in their local communities including submitting requests for modifying season schedules and waiver requests for WIAA rules.
 
The most updated statistics regarding COVID-19 metrics, as well as weekly reports from the Washington State Department of Health that indicate the phase of each region, can be found here:

DOH ROAD MAP TO RECOVERY DASHBOARD
 

 
2020-21 APPROVED RULE WAIVERS:
WIAA Handbook Rule 17.8.3 - OPEN GYM
Students have a choice of activities offered during a designated time during each week.  All other conditions of open gym remain in effect.
WIAA Handbook Rule 18.23.1 - NON-SCHOOL PARTICIPATION
Regular special treatment or priveleges will be defined as being no more than once a week.
WIAA Handbook Rule 17.27.5 - JAMBOREE
Only two (2) schools need to be involved in a jamboree.  The jamboree limit per school will continue to be in effect, and is indicated in each specific sport section.
WIAA Handbook Rule 43.3.1 - CONTEST DEFINITION
Allows a high school varsity volleyball match to be a guaranteed five (5) sets. The following conditions apply:
  • Based upon the WIAA/WOA Co-Op Agreement, the 5/5 varsity volleyball match fee will be $84.50 (plus travel) per official;
  • The local volleyball assignor(s) must be notified at least one (1) week in advance of the request to play a guaranteed five (5) sets;
  • The officials will report the match score according to the total number of sets played (5-0, 4-1, or 3-2).
WIAA Handbook Rule 18.22.0 - CONCURRENT SPORTS LIMITATIONS
Allows for concurrent participation if specified parameters are met.
WIAA Handbook Rule 17.15.8.A - POSTSEASON QUALIFYING EVENTS
Contests played during a league championship event (the final culminating event for the league) would not count toward the regular season limit during the 2020-21 school year.
 

 
New Guidelines Issued January 5, 2021

HEALTHY WA SPORT & ACTIVITY GUIDELINES
State Mandated Guidelines from DOH
  (2/17/2021) 
REQUEST FOR A RULE WAIVER
2020-21 SPORT SEASON CALENDAR
  (1/19/2021) 
2020-21 SPORT-SPECIFIC TIMELINES
  (1/22/2021) 
2020-21 SPORT-SPECIFIC GUIDELINES
Best Practice Recommendations From WIAA
  (2/12/2021) 
REQUEST TO CHANGE SCHEDULED SPORT SEASON


 
COVID-19 Eligibility Updates
Pre-Participation Requirements by Sport  (11/24/2020)
OSPI Activity Guidelines
APPROVED ALTERNATIVE SEASON PLANS:
League Date Approved Plan
Northwest Conference 1/13/2021 VIEW PLAN
WESCO 1/13/2021 VIEW PLAN
Greater Spokane League 1/13/2021 VIEW PLAN
Metro League 1/13/2021 VIEW PLAN
Northeast A League 1/19/2021 VIEW PLAN
2A SPSL 1/20/2021 VIEW PLAN
3A/4A NPSL 1/20/2021 VIEW PLAN
Nisqually League 1/25/2021 VIEW PLAN
MCC 1/27/2021 VIEW PLAN
KingCo 1/27/2021 VIEW PLAN
Northwest B League 1/27/2021 VIEW PLAN
4A SPSL 2/1/2021 VIEW PLAN
Pierce County League 2/1/2021 VIEW PLAN
Greater Spokane League II 2/1/2021 VIEW PLAN
Northeast 1B League 2/1/2021 VIEW PLAN
Northwest 1B League 2/1/2021 VIEW PLAN
Emerald Sound Conference 2/8/2021 VIEW PLAN
EWAC 2B 2/8/2021 VIEW PLAN
2A Evergreen Conference 2/9/2021 VIEW PLAN
Sea-Tac 2/10/2021 VIEW PLAN
Columbia Basin Big Nine 2/16/2021 VIEW PLAN
Greater St. Helens League 3A/4A 2/18/2021 VIEW PLAN
Olympic League - Northwest Region 2/21/2021 VIEW PLAN
NE 2B League 2/23/2021 VIEW PLAN
Greater St. Helens League 2A 3/1/2021 VIEW PLAN
District 9 1B League 3/2/2021 VIEW PLAN
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