The NSAA board issued the following statement about physicals for next school year.
Health care providers in the state are experiencing changing demands to deal with COVID-19. These changes are causing them to postpone most, if not all, non-essential wellness and maintenance visits. Most of them are planning changes to last until July.
The NSAA SMAC unanimously recommended to the NSAA board that Pre-Participation Physical Examinations (PPE) for the 2019-2020 school year be acceptable for the 2020-2021 seasons. This recommendation would be for a one-year exemption only and would not include incoming freshmen. They continue to recommend that students visit their primary care providers for the PPE.
In summary, current North students with a current physical from this school year, can use that for the upcoming school year. Incoming 9th graders WILL NEED to get a PPE to compete in 2020-2021 sports in the fall.