Due to an increase in positive Covid-19 cases among high school teams around the state, the IHSA and Illinois Dept. of Public Health are jointly collaborating to modify the IHSA’s Phase 4 Return to Play Guidelines. The modifications place greater restrictions on coaches and student-athletes in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Important changes include limiting physical contact and in increased usage of masks. The former restricts schools from conducting contests against other schools in most sports, including 7-on-7 football.