Township of Union Public Schools

The Township of Union Public Schools believes that it is essential to the physical, mental, and social-emotional well-being of Union students to safely re-engage in extracurricular experiences, physical activity, and athletic competition. Returning to play does not mean a return to “normal.”While re-socializing to an activity we are still responsible for doing our part in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Any consideration of returning to physical activity and athletic competition must adhere to all requirements set forth under the executive orders of NJ Governor Phil Murphy, account for the health and safety of all participants, and abide by the recommendations made by the NJSIAA. 
 
Within the contents of this webpage users will find:
  • Union Athletics COVID Response Document
  • Phase 1- Parent Frequently Asked Questions
  • Phase 2- Parent Frequently Asked Questions
  • Student-Athlete Information sheet
  • The Farmer Pledge
As well as links to:
  • Union Athletics Dialy COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire
  • NJSIAA COVID Response page
  • NJ Department of Health
  • National Federation of High School Sports
  • CDC COVID Recommendations
Our goal is to keep the community as informed as possible regarding the Athletics approach to the reintegration of sports and socialization of our student-athletes. 
 
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                        
NJSIAA Resocialization Guidelines- Phase 1-3

NJSIAA Resocialization Guidelines- Phase 1-3
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Phase 1 Outline (July13th- July 27th)

Phase 1 Outline (July13th- July 27th)
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  • Outdoor Practices ONLY
  • NO Indoor practices, weight room, locker room or athletic training room access
  • No Equipment will be used
  • Social Distancing must still be maintained at all times
  • “Pods” of 10 people ONLY
  • Practice times are 90mins with a 10min warm-up and 10min cool-down (110mins total)
  • No more than 6 practices per week; no less than 2 practices per week
  • Daily COVID questionnaire and temperature checks must be completed by staff and student-athletes
  • All staff must wear a facemask at all times
  • Student-athletes must wear a facemask whenever they are not actively working out
  • Student-athletes must have a facemask and water bottle in order to have entry into the facility
  • Check-in will be at the Field House Baseball Field side
  • Teams will have staggered starts
  • COVID 7-day form must be completed 7-days prior to the first practice day
Phase 2 Outline (July 27th-August 10th)

Phase 2 Outline (July 27th-August 10th)
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  • Indoor practices will be allowed
  • The weight room is allowed to resume (see guidance in Athletic COVID Response)
  • Equipment will be allowed to be shared within “pods”
  • Social Distancing must still be maintained at all times
  • “Pods” are allowed to increase to 25-30 people per pod
  • Practice times are allowed to increase to 120mins with a 10min warm-up and 10min cool-down (140mins total)
  • No more than 6 practices per week; no less than 2 practices per week
  • Daily COVID questionnaire and temperature checks must be completed
  • All staff must wear a facemask at all times
  • Student-athletes must wear a facemask whenever they are not actively working out
  • Student-athletes must have a facemask and water bottle in order to have entry into the facility
  • Check-in will be at the Field House Baseball Field side
  • Teams will have staggered starts
Phase 3 Outline 

Phase 3 Outline 
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Important Documents

Important Documents
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Useful Links:

Useful Links:
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Student-Athlete Daily COVID Questionnaire:

Student-Athlete Daily COVID Questionnaire:
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There is a zero-tolerance policy in regards to compliance with the guidelines set forth by the Union Athletics COVID Response. 
  • This questionnaire is ONLY for those student-athletes participating in the Union High School Summer sessions.
  • This form must be filled out every morning BEFORE you get in line for your temperature check.
  • Any athlete who has not completed the form and attempts to get their temperature checked will be asked to leave immediately and return the following day.