VHSL to decide spring season fate

Published 9:22 pm Monday, March 23, 2020

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With Virginia schools being closed for this academic year due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Virginia High School League will look to make a decision on the spring season Tuesday.

Virginia schools are closed down, and the VHSL will make a decision. However, they have made it clear they value the decision the governor has made. Below is the statement VHSL released.

“Due to Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam declaring all schools in the Commonwealth closed for the remainder of year in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, all VHSL spring sports and activities are canceled,” the statement read. “The VHSL will hold a conference call Tuesday morning with its VHSL Crisis Management team to discuss all options relating to spring sports and academic activities following the current academic year and into the summer. The VHSL will announce a decision on Tuesday following the meeting.”

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“We need to support our governor and state superintendent,” VHSL Executive Director Dr. John W. “Billy” Haun said. “These actions were taken to protect Virginians, keep them safe and healthy and to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.”

“Our crisis management team is made up of excellent school representatives and has been vital in all deliberations regarding COVID-19. In every situation, every decision we make has been, and will be, in the best interest of public health, including that of, most importantly, our student-athletes, coaches, administrators and families.”