Fall sports were originally scheduled to begin Aug 21 with first games the week of Labor Day.
New start date recommended by state athletic COVID task force and unanimously approved yesterday- Sep 14, presumably first contest date would be Fri Oct 2.
Gives everyone more time to make decision. Big part of decision was they did not want any cases through athletics before school begins. Doesn’t guarantee anything but encouraging that they’re not cancelling yet. Governor has brought in people from multiple sports and education departments to ultimately help him make the final decision whenever it is. Transportation guidelines are set to be released in a couple of weeks, so that’s gonna play a part in future plans. All districts have been asked to make plans based on the three models of possible school - normal, online, hybrid. Athletic covid task force I believe has similar plans in the works based on those models. In a few weeks I think the final recommendation from state will be made on how school will proceed so everyone can implement their plans.
Post by marklenehan on Aug 7, 2020 10:22:00 GMT -6
My district voted on a 5 phase hybrid model to start the year. The problem I see is that the reason for pushing back to 9/14 was to avoid any cases popping up from athletics before school started. Now though, with the 10 COVID PD days to start the year we don’t have classes until 9/17, so now you’d theoretically have athletics starting before kids are in the building, which would seem to go against their original argument. Just seems like they’re painting themselves into a corner. I can’t say I’m optimistic at this point, especially when so many teachers unions are arguing to go back full remote.