NCHSAA begins working on guidelines and local
school systems face decision on making it all work
By CHRIS HOBBS
CHAPEL HILL – North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) Commissioner Que Tucker issued the following statement on Tuesday after Gov. Roy Cooper announced an update on the state’s plan for reopening schools.
Cooper said Plan B — which has some students attending school and some using virtual (home based) learning — is his current order. Local school districts must now decide how they’ll apply that order, and they also have the option of going to Plan C (all virtual learning).
If a school system chooses Plan C, it won’t likely be able to have any extracurricular events.
Tucker’s statement: “As was just shared by Governor Cooper, this decision on the starting of school for the 2020-2021 school year now puts us in a better position to make informed decisions concerning if, when, and how to resume athletic competition at NCHSAA member schools.
“We will continue discussing the numerous options and scenarios that have been developed and recommended, identifying the most appropriate scenarios.
“The NCHSAA staff will work with the Board of Directors, Sports Medicine Advisory Committee and other stakeholder groups to solidify the details of the best plan for the safety of our student-athletes, coaches, administrators and the communities the Association represents.
“We know everyone is interested in start dates and protocols. The NCHSAA will provide further updates when they become available after Board discussion and action.”
GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES DECISION: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpjoxDvcvbI