Oklahoma high school sports activities can return immediately without any COVID-19 restrictions.
In a special meeting Friday morning held virtually over Zoom, the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board of directors voted down the organization’s three-phase plan for sports and activities to return with COVID-19 restrictions on June 1. The vote was 7-6 against. That means the standard rules that apply every year will be in place starting immediately. There will not be any social distancing guidelines or other COVID-19 restrictions in place.
School districts can still implement their own rules related to the coronavirus pandemic. Athletic directors for Tulsa Public Schools, Broken Arrow, Owasso, Union, Jenks, and Bixby all told FOX23 Friday that they’re still planning on starting back sports no earlier than June 1 and that they will have their own COVID-19 precautions in place.
No sports are currently in season. This decision applies to things like summer leagues, camps, clinics, conditioning, and weight training.
The next OSSAA board meeting is scheduled for June 9.