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Delay of Fall Sports

Delay of Fall Sports


Today, the Hernando School District announced the decision to postpone the start of
their fall sports, indefinitely, due to coronavirus.

Citing recommendations made in a July 19th report, provided by the FHSAA Sports
Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC), the district based their decision to delay the start
of fall athletics until the community shows a “Downward trajectory of positive tests…” as
supported in the report.

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. 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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