Covid 19 Update Concerning Athletics

The Arkansas Activities Association will implement Phase 1 for the reopening of athletics beginning June 1.  Guidelines are in place to make sure all athletes and coaches work in a safe environment.  You can access the AAA Covid 19 landing page at .  This opportunity for return to activity is not mandatory.  If you are uncomfortable as an athlete or parent, please notify your child’s coach.

What this means for the Marion School District beginning June 1:

  • All Marion High School athletic teams may begin workouts with the allowed time restrictions. MSD Administration will set start dates for Junior High contact sport workouts by June 30.

  • Athletic facilities will open under the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines.

  • The tennis courts and the walking track will open to the public

  • All Arkansas Activities Association rules and guidelines will be in place for Patriot Athletic teams.

  • Workout areas will be cleaned between all workout sessions.

  • Locker rooms will not be used.

  • All players must have a current physical on file. 

  • All players and coaches must wear a facemask.  District will provide a washable facemask or a personally owned medically approved facemask will be acceptable for workouts. 

  • Players and coaches must provide their own water bottle. (no sharing)

  • Players and coaches must wash hands before entering the workout area

  • Coaches temperature will be checked each day upon entry

  • Players and coaches will be asked a series of questions each day regarding Covid 19.  

  • Players will be sent home and not allowed to work out if answers do not safely allow.