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Coronavirus delays start of high school sports seasons

Original post made on Jul 20, 2020

Local high school sports teams won't be competing until at least December or January, the California Interscholastic Federation said. The section in charge of local athletic programs plans to issue its regular season schedule Tuesday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, July 20, 2020, 2:26 PM

Comments (6)

Posted by A Green
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jul 20, 2020 at 7:25 pm

The schools have been safely conducting summer workouts but these have been ordered shut down by Newsom’s decree that schools “return” to school online only. This news announced at the same time as the news that Fauci will throw out the first pitch at the National’s opening game. Does anyone want decisions that are rational and make sense or ones that are not thought through and just seem like maybe a good idea? Leadership is either incompetent or malevolent and it does not have the best interest of our children in mind at all.
Please explain why outdoor, physically distanced, etc. workouts are a danger? All evidence that I’ve read about points to outside being the best place to be so why shut down outdoor activities? What should these kids be doing? They won’t be going to school in the fall and now they can’t work out with their teams. What do bored, uninvolved teens do with an excess of time? Usually nothing good. Good job Newsom and health officials. You are creating the next public health crisis.

Posted by Still practicing
a resident of Green Acres
on Jul 20, 2020 at 9:38 pm

@A Green, Where did Newsom state that informal workouts must stop? I didn't see that. Students are still currently out of season so no official practices. I don't think online school changes that other than move the date for official practices. I could be wrong. Please point me to wherever Newsom shut down everything.

Posted by helostatus
a resident of Community Center
on Jul 21, 2020 at 8:16 am

thanks to all police and highway patrol have been looking the other way when we are park on the roads around these trail heads.
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Posted by A Green
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jul 21, 2020 at 8:17 am

Fall sports were holding workouts, not informal practices. They were ordered shutdown yesterday. Students cannot be on campus until the county has been off of the watch list for 14 days. Here is the wording from email.
Consistent with the guidance of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), schools may not open for any in-person instruction, athletic or extracurricular activities, or other related functions, including hybrid learning models at this time.

Once Santa Clara County has been off of the State’s monitoring list for 14 days, schools should resume in-person instruction and activities consistent with the prior requirements issued by the Public Health Department: COVID-19 Prepared: Reopening of Santa Clara County K-12 Schools for the 2020-2021 School Year.

Posted by Still practicing
a resident of Green Acres
on Jul 21, 2020 at 8:45 am

According to CCS, sports are still in summer, so any workout is optional. Not totally clear on the relationship between that and the state ruling but it would appear that you could be correct. However, I did see the Paly pool full of athletes working out this am.

Posted by TimR
a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 21, 2020 at 2:51 pm

At least Paly athletes will have brand new turf to play on. Who's paying for that anyway? It looks like a very expensive project.

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