IHSA Assistant Executive Director has released an updated Officials Guidance Document.

You can find the document in the IHSA officials center or on the IWCOA website at https://iwcoa.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Guidance-for-Officials.pdf

In his message, Mr. Knox shared “Our original Officials Guidance document for the 2020-21 school year said that electronic whistles are required.  That was before some manufacturers developed whistle covers or pouches that attach directly to a traditional whistle.  These whistle covers/pouches prevent the spread of respiratory droplets yet allow officials to use a regular whistle that produces a regular whistle sound.

See the attached Officials Guidance document that now allows officials the option of using a traditional whistle with a solid black cover/pouch or an electronic whistle.

I will also post this in the Officials Center message area.”

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