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VAHS Athletics & Activities Updates

PHMDC Face Covering Emergency Order #4 (11/4/21)

Face Covering Emergency Order #4 goes into effect on November 5, 2021, at 12:01 AM. This order will be in effect until November 27, 2021.  No changes were made to the face-covering requirements in Order #4.

At this point in time, Public Health Madison and Dane County do not plan to replace Emergency Order #4 with any other mask requirements.

PHMDC Face Covering Emergency Order #3 (10/5/21)

Face Covering Emergency Order #3 goes into effect on October 8, 2021, at 12:01 AM. This order will be in effect until November 5, 2021.

  • No changed were made to the face-covering requirement in Order #3.

  • Face coverings are required among people ages two and older when in an enclosed space open to the public where other people, except for members of the person’s own household or living unit, are present.

  • Face coverings are also required while driving or riding in any form of public transportation.

VASD released the Return to School Plan for the 2021-22 school year, including new safety guidelines and protocols in response to the COVID-19 variant, called the Delta variant. This plan is based upon the data, case activity, and protocols available at this time. VASD is relying heavily on the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and Public Health Madison Dane County (PHMDC). Changes to our plans may be fluid before and during the school year. 

Here are some key points impacting VAHS Athletics and Activities:

  • VAHS sports and activities will follow school guidelines related to masking, contact tracing, and quarantine.

  • VASD will require all students, coaches, game staff, and spectators, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks indoors (including locker rooms, Strength and Fitness Center, etc.) and on buses/school. Masks are recommended during outdoor activities when a minimum distance of three (3) feet is difficult to maintain.

  • All sports and activities will adhere to that specific host site’s safety guidelines and protocols when competing at other locations.

  • The PHMDC Exclusion Chart outlines how unvaccinated people should quarantine after recent exposure to someone with COVID-19 unless both people were masked at school. If all individuals are masked, a modified quarantine allows all individuals to forego quarantine to attend school, regardless of vaccination status.

  • VASD school nurses will continue to offer COVID-19 rapid testing within schools as they did last year. These tests are available for students and staff already in the school building when they begin to show symptoms of COVID-19. Students and staff experiencing COVID-19 symptoms at home or in the community should not come to school for testing but rather be tested at community testing sites.

  • All students and coaches with infectious illness symptoms such as COVID-19, the flu, or the common cold, should stay home and consider getting tested for COVID-19. Do not attend practices, competitions, or any other in-person team functions.

  • Handwashing, sanitizing practices, and covering all coughs and sneezes, are protocols that remain in place.

Again, changes may occur before or during the school year if conditions are issued by the CDC, AAP, and/or PHMDC. 

Please continue to check here for updates and helpful resources, and reach out to your sports head coach and club advisor for specific information and opportunities
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PHMDC K-12 Schools Sports Guidance

2020 WIAA Division 1 State Hockey Champions

Verona Area High School currently offers 22 athletics programs to our students. Each program consists of a varsity team, junior varsity team and in some cases include multiple freshman teams. Our coaching staff consists of 75 coaches passionate about sports and students.

Athletes must complete a physical examination, a concussion release, and an emergency contact form to participate in these activities. An athletic fee is also required, which varies depending on the number of sports a student participates in and how many family members are involved.

Verona Area High School welcomes you to our athletic website. We remind you that interscholastic events are an extension of the classroom, and lessons are best learned when respect is shown to all.

Please, show good sportsmanship during games and show respect for coaches, players, officials, and fans.

Cheer for your team and not against the opposing team. Avoid profanity, racist; sexist; or ethnic comments; or other intimidating or taunting actions. Let the coaches coach, the officials officiate and the players play.

Enjoy Verona Area High School sports!

Admission Prices:

Adults $5.00
Students $3.00

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