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High school football: Mustang Public Schools announces plan for reopening summer activities

Mustang Public Schools announced its schedule for reopening summer activities for high school athletes on Thursday, six days after a proposal was rejected by the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board of directors.  


MPS reviewed the OSSAA proposal that was rejected last week and implemented it into its own plan.


“This plan has been developed in conjunction with team doctors and healthcare personnel as well as school districts from around the State of Oklahoma,” MPS wrote in a release. “Student Athletes should expect to hear from their individual coach(es) prior to June 8 for specific plans concerning meeting times/locations and additional details.”

MPS’ plan introduces pre-workout screenings, limitations on gatherings, facility cleaning, sanitation for its players and what athletes should do if they’re experiencing Covid-19 symptoms.


High school sports have been canceled since March due to the coronavirus pandemic. This is MPS’ first official plan for restarting high school sports.

Here is the full schedule:

June 1-2: Professional development for staff/coaches on reopening guidelines
training on screening procedures, contact-tracing, CDC guidelines, sanitization/disinfection, and more. Coaches/instructors must attend professional development in order to resume activities. student athletes will hear from their coach(es) prior to June 8 regarding specifics (meeting places/times, etc.).

June 8-12: Activities will resume in a limited capacity. Weight training, conditioning, & small group activities will be allowed for all sports. Facilities may be used, but no access to locker rooms will be permitted.


June 15-19: Summer Pride activities will continue. Full team activities can resume (campus only), but no access to locker rooms will be permitted.

June 22-26: Band will resume small group activities. Tryouts for Cheer, Pom, Volleyball will be allowed.

June 29-July 5: OSSAA mandated activity blackout period (if it is not waived by the OSSAA)

July 6-July 13: Activities will continue following the established guidelines.

July 15: The beginning of 2020-2021 activity calendar. Fall Sports/Activities will begin without restrictions (dependent upon federal/state/local guidelines). All other sports will resume as governed by OSSAA rules and regulations.

August 1st: Middle school athletics and activities may resume (dependent upon federal/state/local guidelines).

Here's what MPS sent out regarding COVID-19 safety precautions:

Q: What to Do If You Are Sick? A: Follow these guidelines 

Q: When You Can be Around Others After You Had or Likely Had COVID-19? 

A: Follow these guidelines 

Q: I think or know I had COVID-19, and I had symptoms? A: Follow these guidelines 

Q: I tested positive for COVID-19 but had no symptoms? A: Follow these guidelines








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Exterior of the Mustang High School in Mustang, Okla. on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.  [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]

Exterior of the Mustang High School in Mustang, Okla. on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]

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James Jackson

James D. Jackson joined The Oklahoman in January 2020 to cover high school sports. He a University of Central Oklahoma graduate. During his time at UCO, James served as a sports reporter and Editor-in-Chief of the student newspaper, The Vista.... Read more ›

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