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 have now been cancelled.
The VHSL was scheduled to hold a conference call Tuesday morning with its VHSL Management Crisis team to discuss all options relating to spring sports and academic activities following the current academic year and into the summer. The VHSL was expected to announce a decision on Tuesday following the meeting.
“We need to support our Governor and State Superintendent,” said VHSL Executive Director Dr. John W. “Billy” Haun. “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 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.”
As of Tuesday morning, the VHSL has not ruled out letting spring teams return to action once the school year is over, such as an abbreviated season or a tournament in the summer.