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.”