Pre-Participation Physicals for 2020/21
Health care providers in the state are experiencing changing demands to deal with COVID-19. These changes are causing them to postpone most, if not all, non-essential wellness and maintenance visits. Most of them are planning changes to last until July.
The NSAA SMAC unanimously recommended to the NSAA board that Pre-Participation Physical Examinations (PPE) for the 2019-2020 school year be acceptable for the 2020-2021 seasons. This recommendation would be for a one-year exemption only and would NOT include incoming freshmen. They continue to recommend that students visit their primary care providers for the PPE.
Incoming 7th graders & incoming Freshmen ARE required to have a physical examination completed before the beginning of the 2020/21 school year. Those physicals may not be completed earlier than May 1, 2020. Incoming grades 10, 11, & 12 will be allowed to use the physical from the 2019/21 school year.
If you have questions please contact the Activities Office at 308-385-6398 ext. 5144.
View the entire memorandum to all NSAA member schools here.