The Governor’s Office and Washington State Department of Health issued new guidance for returning to education-based sports and activities, on January 5. The WIAA has summarized those guidelines and added clarity for school programs in the Healthy Wasington Sport & Activity Guidelines document.
WIAA Staff will continue to update the resources available on this page as the situation evolves. The WIAA has encouraged leagues to find creative solutions that will promote participation and engagement in their local communities including submitting requests for modifying season schedules and waiver requests for WIAA rules.
The most updated statistics regarding COVID-19 metrics, as well as weekly reports from the Washington State Department of Health that indicate the phase of each region, can be found here:
|2020-21 APPROVED RULE WAIVERS:|
|WIAA Handbook Rule 17.8.3 - OPEN GYM|
Students have a choice of activities offered during a designated time during each week. All other conditions of open gym remain in effect.
|WIAA Handbook Rule 18.23.1 - NON-SCHOOL PARTICIPATION|
Regular special treatment or priveleges will be defined as being no more than once a week.
|WIAA Handbook Rule 17.27.5 - JAMBOREE|
Only two (2) schools need to be involved in a jamboree. The jamboree limit per school will continue to be in effect, and is indicated in each specific sport section.
|WIAA Handbook Rule 43.3.1 - CONTEST DEFINITION|
Allows a high school varsity volleyball match to be a guaranteed five (5) sets. The following conditions apply:
- Based upon the WIAA/WOA Co-Op Agreement, the 5/5 varsity volleyball match fee will be $84.50 (plus travel) per official;
- The local volleyball assignor(s) must be notified at least one (1) week in advance of the request to play a guaranteed five (5) sets;
- The officials will report the match score according to the total number of sets played (5-0, 4-1, or 3-2).
|WIAA Handbook Rule 18.22.0 - CONCURRENT SPORTS LIMITATIONS|
Allows for concurrent participation if specified parameters are met.
|WIAA Handbook Rule 17.15.8.A - POSTSEASON QUALIFYING EVENTS|
Contests played during a league championship event (the final culminating event for the league) would not count toward the regular season limit during the 2020-21 school year.