With the spike in COVID-19, indoor workouts are suspended until further notice
It has been one step forward and one step back this week for the workout plans of Sarasota County student/athletes.
Due to increased COVID-19 cases and safety concerns, the “Return to Action Plan” for Sarasota County school student/athletes will return to Phase 1 beginning Wednesday.
Phase 2 went into effect Monday.
The biggest change is indoor activities are suspended until further notice.
Sarasota County district athletics director James Slaton sent out a message just after noon Tuesday informing coaches of the change with some modifications.
Teams can spend no more than two hours on campus with social distancing (6 feet or more) at all times. The total number in a workout group must be less than 50 in one area. Equipment (kettlebells, plates, dumbbells, bands, footballs, volleyballs, basketball) must be sanitized upon completion of each workout session.
Phase 1 for Manatee County continues to July 13 with outdoor workouts only. Gyms, weight rooms, locker rooms and equipment rooms are closed.
Charlotte County has the most aggressive plan with indoor and outdoor workouts permitted.
Official practice sessions for fall sports begin July 27.
Another policy instituted by the Florida High School Athletic Association that goes into effect Wednesday is schools must use a wet bulb to determine the outdoor temperature. When the temperature rises above 92.1 degrees all outdoor activities cease.