First off, thank you for your patience and understanding as we all navigated through uncharted territory this Spring. We feel extremely grateful for the support of our OWA family, and hope you and yours are safe and well.
While we are disappointed that the USA Freestyle season was cancelled, we are excited to announce that OWA WILL REOPEN ON JUNE 15 with a special Summer Session.
Of course, practices will run a little differently as we take health precautions as recommended by the CDC and USA Wrestling. Read on for complete details on our reopening strategy and timelines.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach us at email@example.com. Thank you for your support and we'll see you soon!
Oklahoma Wrestling Academy
As of May 17, we plan to reopen our OWA facilities per the following phases and timeline:
Phase 1 (June 15 – July 3): Open, with enhanced social distancing measures
Phase 2 (July 6 – Aug 14): Open, with distancing measures
Phase 3 (TBD): Open, with no restrictions
The Board will continue to monitor state and local authorities’ guidelines for mitigation levels in our area and will take all necessary precautions to protect our athletes, coaches, and OWA families. This may mean timelines and/or safety measures may be evaluated and adjusted due to new information or events that unfold during the course of our reopen phases.
For those not wishing or able to return to the mat at this time, or for athletes and families at higher risk for severe illness, OWA will work to provide options for virtual learning.
Per CDC and USA Wrestling guidelines, OWA will perform the following measures to promote the safety of our athletes and families:
Ensure Static Grouping
Close Communal Areas & Provide Spacing
Encourage Healthy Hygiene Practices
Intensify cleaning, disinfection, and ventilation
MONITORING & PREPARING
Coaches and athletes are encouraged to stay home if they:
If an athlete or coach has any signs or symptoms of COVID-19, they will be sent home and instructed to contact their healthcare provider. They will not be allowed to return to practice until a formal letter of clearance is provided to OWA by overseeing healthcare provider.
During Phase 1, temperature scans will be performed on each athlete during the check-in process. If an athlete’s temperature is 100 degrees or above, he/she will not be permitted inside the facility.
If OWA is made aware of an athlete or coach testing positive for COVID-19, families will be notified via email of the situation; however, the name of the sick athlete/coach will not be disclosed in accordance with privacy laws. Exposed individuals should contact local healthcare provider for direction on further care.
To report a case of COVID-19 and/or possible exposure to our coaches/athletes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.