In 2012 Georgia became the sixth state to adopt heat-acclimatization
guidelines to reduce the risk of exertional heat stroke among high
school athletes. In adopting key recommendations from a 2009 statement
from the National Athletic Trainers Association, the Georgia High
School Association joins Connecticut, New Jersey, Texas and North
Carolina. Since then six other states (Arizona, Florida, Iowa, Utah, Missouri, and Illinois) have adopted the full set of heat recommendations.