KSHSAA Releases Statement Re: Masks/Face Coverings

Based on Governor Kelly’s Executive Order 20-52 (released July 2, 2020), and unless specific guidance
within your county indicates otherwise, masks or other face coverings should be worn by participants in
any organized sports activity anytime participants are around others and unable to maintain 6-foot
physical distancing.

Per CDC guidelines, individuals who are engaged in high intensity activities, like
running, may not be able to wear a mask or face covering if it causes difficulty breathing. Additionally,
masks should not be worn during activities that cause the mask to become wet.

The KSHSAA encourages coaches to consider alternative activities if adequate physical distancing cannot be
maintained in the absence of the participant wearing a mask. All non-participants in workout activities
such as coaches, staff and non-participating students should wear a mask or face covering at all times
when around others and 6-foot physical distancing cannot be maintained.

Author: Steve Sturgis

Steve graduated from Wellington High School in 1974 and then Wichita State University (with honors) in 1979 with a B.S. Degree in Administration of Justice; his minor was in Sociology. Steve has held several positions ranging from Juvenile Court Service Officer, to District Manager in Circulation at the Wichita Eagle, Q.A. Planner at Boeing, Caregiver, Psychiatric Technician, Limo Driver, Ranch Hand, Photographer, Webmaster and Website Developer and a die hard Crusader Fan since the early 1960's. Contact the ole boy at shs74@wellington.cc or on Facebook or at any Crusader event year-round.