UIL provides Covid-19 athletics update *4/3 update*

By: Woodlands Online Sports Staff
| Published 04/03/2020


THE WOODLANDS, TX -- UPDATE - 4/3: UIL has announced the current suspension will be extended after Governor Abbott's latest order.

'In accordance with the Executive Order issued by Governor Greg Abbott mandating schools remain temporarily closed through Monday, May 4, 2020 due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the University Interscholastic League (UIL) is further modifying contingency plans and extending its previously announced timeline for completing UIL activities this academic school year.

Any in-person activities are still suspended 'until further notice and remote instruction remains in place.'

For more info, view the complete press release.

UPDATE - 3/19: UIL has announced the suspension of all UIL sanctioned activities is being extended to Monday, May 4.

'Prior to this date, the UIL will allow its member schools a reasonable acclimatization period for rehearsals and practices to occur,' says the press release.

For more info, https://www.uiltexas.org/press-releases/detail/uil-announces-extended-suspension-of-all-uil-activities

Per the UIL website,

“Thank you for your patience as we work to navigate this ever-changing and unprecedented situation. As the situation stands, all UIL contests are suspended through March 29 due to COVID-19. As new information is released, we will continue to make informed decisions and provide amended plans as we have them.

We have received several questions concerning practices and spring football. At this time all practices and workouts conducted outside the school day, as well as spring football, are postponed until March 29. During this time, a school shall not conduct practices or use school facilities or equipment. This means that no practices or workouts outside the school day can be conducted during the time period of March 16 through March 29. School practices include open gyms, open facilities, and open weight rooms.

All athletic facilities should remain closed until further notice for both non-school and school activities. In the case that spring football is canceled altogether, football workouts would resume on August 3rd and teams would be able to add an additional scrimmage.”

For more specific information for each sport, visit https://www.uiltexas.org/athletics/covid-19-information

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