Hernando Co. School District delays fall sports indefinitely due to COVID-19


FILE – A student athlete runs a drill during a strength and conditioning camp at Arlington Martin High School Thursday, June 18, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. Texas will play high school football this fall, but some of it will be delayed, fans will be limited and masks will be required as the state fights a surge in new coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and fatalities. The University Interscholastic League on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 released its guidelines for Texas public high school fall sports, pushing back the start of the football and volleyball seasons for the largest schools by one month into late September and extending the football championships for those schools into January. (AP Photo/LM Otero, file)

HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – The Hernando County School District has announced they will postpone the start of their fall sports, indefinitely, due to coronavirus.

The news comes following the FHSAA Medicine Advisory Committee announcement to start fall sports on time starting July 27.

District officials will monitor data, provided by the Department of Health, to determine when football, volleyball, cross country, golf, swimming and cheerleading may begin their season and will not start sports until the community shows a “downward trajectory of positive tests”

When public health benchmarks are met, schools in Hernando are likely to hold in conference games only. A conference schedule will be developed if the season starts without a lengthy delay.

At this time, student-athletes in Hernando may continue with voluntary conditioning with all
district health safeguards and procedures in place.


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