OHSAA SPONSORED SPRING SPORTS CANCELLED FOR SPRING 2020
LONDON, OH – – OHSAA Member schools received a press release from Executive Director, Jerry Snodgrass after Governor DeWine’s announcement yesterday, April 20, 2020. The statement is as follows:
“As we have stated in our previous communications, today’s announcement by Governor DeWine to close schools for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year also will now result in the cancellation of OHSAA-sponsored spring sports seasons including tournaments.”
As we continue to move forward, questions about this coming fall and the beginning of fall sports will continue to be updated as time passes. OHSAA Executive Director had this to say about future issues and the reality of COVID-19:
“I want to stress the ‘uncertainties,’ but as we now look into the summer and the fall, we will communicate plans/adjustments to our regulations as uncertainties become realities. I want to assure you that we are looking at everything. For example, when the first decision to close schools was made, we looked at eligibility concerns. About three weeks ago we began looking at all models if fall sports’ seasons were affected – still an uncertainty. We are looking at everything from ‘physicals’ (and the potential difficulty of getting them) to the possible need to treat/disinfect artificial surfaces. We will pass along guidance and regulation adjustments as uncertainties become better understood. We are drawing on a long-established OHSAA Sports Medicine Advisory Group for professional recommendations for many of these concerns and issues. ”
On behalf of the athletic department & athletic coaches, I want to stress to all of you that we are here for you. If you need anything at all during this difficult time, please do not hesitate to reach out to the athletic office, or any of our wonderful coaches. We care about each one of you!
We are MP!
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