Athletics and Activities
Edina Public Schools follows guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) in planning and conducting sports and activities. Please review these important documents:
- COVID-19 Sports guidelines for Youth Sports created by MDH.
- MSHSL COVID-19 Notice
- Pre-Season Sports Medicine Informational Letter
Crowd Size Limitations
EPS will be working with Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Department of Education and the MSHSL on what, if any fans, we will allow to see games in-person. The total number of spectators allowed at an event will not exceed the recommendations of the Minnesota Department of Health (25% capacity up to 250 people).
Cheer the Hornets via live stream
We do plan to video stream as many of our home/away events as possible to our Edina Athletics YouTube channel. At this time, we will not sell a full year student sports pass.
EPS does plan to provide team transportation to away events. However, new this year, families will sign a waiver when you register for sports that allows parents to arrange transportation to and from events when desired or when district transportation is limited or not available. We will follow MDH guidelines in terms of how many athletes will be allowed on a bus at a time (50% capacity during hybrid learning, 100% capacity during face to face learning). Masks will be required when traveling to events on a district school bus. District transportation budgets, number of busses, and number of drivers have not been increased for the additional transportation needed to accommodate all our team travel under these restrictions. Trips to away events will likely include a hybrid of some athletes on a bus and some athletes arriving in a family vehicle.
Member of team tests positive for Covid-19
We will adhere to MDH guidelines for any persons who may be presymptomatic, symptomatic or has a confirmed case. Coaches will keep accurate rosters including who was at practices and games each day should contact tracing be necessary. We will provide communication that may include individual, pod, and/or program quarantine.
Student-athletes need an updated Sports Physical every three years. Due to the demand on clinics during the COVID19 pandemic, the MSHSL Board of Directors Executive Committee approved the following extension of the expiration date of the Three-Year Physical Clearance.
- Each student must still complete the annual health history questionnaire (this will be completed in the online registration system).
- Any student who had not previously participated and therefore does not have medical clearance on file will be required to have a physical and be cleared to participate.
- A student with a three-year clearance that expires at any time from March 12, 2020 through the conclusion of the 2020-2021 school year will have the clearance extended through the completion of the 2020-2021 school year.
To find the status of your last sports physical, go to your parent portal of Infinite Campus, click “more” and locate the “Health” tab. The date of your last sports physical on file will be shown. Please scan and send updated physicals to Kelsey.Hans@edinaschools.org or Joseph.Burger@edinaschools.org.
Please contact the EHS Activities office with any questions or concerns.
Guide for music activities
EPS follows MDH recommendations specifically developed for music activities and performances. View the MDH guidance.
Students and staff should self screen for symptoms of COVID-19 EVERY DAY before coming to school. Click on the header to view the self-screening protocols. Visit our At-Home COVID Screening for Students and Staff page for printable PDFs for you to keep handy at home.