HIGH SCHOOLS: NCHSAA says it hopes to have a plan by August 17

Published Thursday, August 6th, 2020

State remains in Phase 2 regarding COVID-19 until at least Sept. 11

 

By CHRIS HOBBS

HobbsDailyReport.com

CHAPEL HILL – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) said Thursday it will again delay the start of sports.

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The following statement by NCHSAA Commissioner Que Tucker was released by email:

“At his press conference on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, Governor Roy Cooper and his health team extended Phase Two of the state’s reopening plan until at least September 11.

“Unfortunately, this announcement means that the start of sports for the 2020-2021 school year will be delayed beyond September 1 for NCHSAA member schools.

“The NCHSAA staff and board of directors will review all available options, seek input from SMAC, DEP, a sports Ad Hoc committee and announce a calendar for playing sports during the upcoming school year. “It is hoped that we can make this announcement prior to August 17, 2020.

“We want to play sports during this upcoming school year and are making plans to do so; however the health and safety of all participants, including coaches and other essential staff, will be a priority as decisions and plans are made.”

 

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