This page will serve as a hub for regular updates and Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union resources to share with administrators, coaches, student-athletes, officials, and fans during this unprecedented and unpredictable time as COVID-19 impacts Iowa and the world.

Check back for frequent updates and be sure to follow the IGHSAU on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for the latest news and information.

IGHSAU Updates

2021 Softball Season Guidance

IGHSAU/IHSAA Guidance Regarding Governor Reynolds' Feb. 9, 2021 Proclamation

IGHSAU/IHSAA Guidance Regarding Governor Reynolds' Jan. 7, 2021 Proclamation

IGHSAU/IHSAA Guideance Regarding Governor Reynolds' Dec. 16 Proclamation

IGHSAU/IHSAA Guidance Regarding Governor's Dec. 9 Proclamation

Questions/Answers from 12/10/20 AD Zoom Meeting

Further Guidance from Governor Reynolds 11/18/20 Proclamation

November 17 Winter Sports Update

Winter Sports COVID-19 Related General Guidelines - 10/19/2020

Basketball: COVID-19 Winter Guidance - 10/19/2020

Bowling: COVID-19 Winter Guidance - 10/19/2020

Fall Sports Signage & Posters

Cardiopulmonary Considerations for High School Student-Athletees During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Understanding Risk Related to COVID-19 and Youth Sports

Face Covering & Youth Sports

Safety Checklist For Sports Participation During Covid-19

Fall Sports COVID-19 Related General Guidelines - 7/29/2020

Cross Country: COVID-19 Fall Guidance - 7/29/2020

Volleyball: COVID-19 Fall Guidance - 7/29/2020

Swimming & Diving: COVID-19 Fall Guidance - 7/29/2020

Guidance for Return to Out of Season Contact and Strength & Conditioning

Softball and Baseball Public Address Scripts

Summer Sport Resources for Athletic Trainers & Medical Personnel - 6/11/20

IDPH Recommendations for COVID-19 Infections Associatied With Baseball & Softball Teams -  6/5/20

Covid-19 Reopening Guidance - Summer Learning & Activities - REVISED 6/5/20

Covid-19 Reopening Guidance - Summer Sports - REVISED 6/5/20

Covid-19 Guidance - Use of School Facilities - REVISED 6/5/20

Summer Sports to Return to Iowa High Schools

COVID-19 Reopening Guidance - May 20, 2020

Use of School Facilities - May 20, 2020

Summer Sports Update - May 18, 2020

Iowa High School Spring Sports Canceled - April 17, 2020

  • In conjunction with the Iowa Department of Education and state officials, the IGHSAU and IHSAA announced the cancellation of spring sports on April 17, 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • An updated list of information and answers to frequently asked questions. A good resource for administrators, coaches, and student-athletes seeking information about contact rules, eligibility and more.

State & Partner Links

Iowa COVID-19 Information

Iowa Department of Public Health

Iowa Department of Education

Iowa High School Athletic Association

Iowa High School Music Association

Iowa High School Speech Association

2020 Spring Sports

In cooperation with the IHSAA, the IGHSAU worked to try and provide these spring activities for student-athletes. However, through guidance from Governor Kim Reynolds, the Iowa Department of Public Health, the Iowa Department of Education, and public health authorities, these sports were canceled as of April 17, 2020.

Important Links

NCAA Eligibility Center