As schools continue to navigate challenges presented by COVID-19, UIL is providing the following information:
Following a called meeting of the UIL Medical Advisory Committee (MAC), UIL has altered the return to play requirements for students diagnosed with COVID-19 related to requiring clearance from a physician or physician-approved delegate. The UIL MAC strongly recommends a student who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 receive clearance from a physician, or physician-approved delegate, prior to returning to participation in UIL marching band, or athletics activities in accordance with the most current resources available from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and/or the American College of Cardiology (ACC). This change also provides medical providers with additional guidance related to when a student who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 requires clearance from a physician, or physician-approved delegate. You can review the full policy on the UIL website.
Additionally, UIL is reminding schools of the available exception to the school week limitation for varsity district contests rescheduled due to COVID-19. The following has been posted on the UIL wesite for some time and remains in effect:
The COVID-19 Pandemic has been identified as a ‘public disaster’ by the State of Texas. As long as we remain under this status as ordered by Governor Abbot, UIL varsity district contests postponed because of COVID-19 reasons may be rescheduled and played as exceptions to the school week limit as noted in state regulations, as long as they are rescheduled and played on a date agreed upon by the two schools involved in the contest, or on a date as determined by the District Executive Committee, if the two schools cannot agree. [Charles Breithaupt, EdD – UIL Executive Director & Jamey Harrison, EdD – UIL Deputy Director].