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Smart Strategies to Meet NFHS COVID-19 Guidance

Clay Burnett

Superintendents, technology directors, and athletic directors awake each morning to a new batch of news from federal, state, and local resources. The news can range from regulations to recommendations surrounding the health and safety of their students, athletes, and communities. At the same time, these school district leaders receive both praise and pressure from their stakeholders.

According to the National School Board Association ("NSBA"), school district leaders should first follow guidance from state educational agencies and public health departments. After ensuring a school district is in compliance with federal, state, and local health protocols, school boards must face the challenge of preparing for both an outbreak and a reopening.

Unfortunately, time is a limited resource. School district leaders must adapt quickly using trusted resources and tools to help increase compliance with policies and procedures in order to create a safe school.

FinalForms helps leaders meet the snowballing administrative demands of COVID-19.

When it comes to reopening high school athletics, the National Federation of High School Associations ("NFHS") and their Sports Medicine Advisory Committee ("SMAC") are trusted resources and FinalForms is a trusted tool.

In a May 15 release, the NFHS provided guidance including a three phase plan for opening up high school athletics. Each phase includes a “Pre-workout screening” to be conducted prior to providing in-person skill instruction to student-athletes. “All coaches and students should be screened for signs/symptoms of COVID-19 prior to a workout,” states the NFHS.

On June 1, 2020, FinalForms is releasing an in-application feature to help schools increase compliance with NFHS guidance. The "COVID-19 Monitoring Tool" allows your authorized staffers to note student health conditions while taking attendance. Once complete, a digital record is archived for future reference if and when necessary. The data may be studied, analyzed, or used by the school district to meet local, state, and federal reporting requirements, as well as to make decisions concerning athlete participation.

Schedule a Demo of The COVID-19 Monitoring Tool


Compliance Highlights...

FinalForms helps with the daily collection NFHS recommended data points:

  1. Name
  2. Time and Date
  3. Fever (Yes/No)
  4. Cough (Yes/No)
  5. Sore Throat (Yes/No)
  6. Shortness of Breath (Yes/No)
  7. Close contact, or cared for someone with COVID-19 (Yes/No)
  8. Body Temperature (if higher than 100.3 degrees)

FinalForms Can Help...

Streamline Collection, Management, and Archival Procedures

If your school district authorizes staffers to utilize FinalForms and these staffers use the “COVID-19 Monitoring Tool” while considering all guidance from local, state, and federal resources, including the NFHS, then reopening may be smoother than you ever thought possible.

As you plan reopening measures, consider including the FinalForms "COVID-19 Monitoring Tool" in your plan to provide your staff with an easy-to-use, mobile tool to conduct required actions.

Contact Us today for more information or to schedule a demo.

We can get you up and running in as soon as 10 days!


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