SIJHSAA Important Announcements Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Announcement Related to the Girls and Boys Golf State Series (as of Monday, March 30, 2020)
The 2020 Girls and Boys Golf State Series has been canceled.
The decision to cancel the Girls and Boys Golf State Series was very difficult. Several factors have been taken into consideration to reach this decision. Some of these factors are too difficult to overcome in order to continue with this state series. (increasing number of non-attendance days by member schools, variability in state host availability, variability in regional host availability, difficulty in obtaining workers at the regional and state level, and state mandates on events with more than 250 individuals)
(As of Saturday, March 21 / Dealing with Girls and Boys Bowling & Volleyball)
The SIJHSAA continues to monitor the recommendations of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Illinois State Board of Educaiton, and the Governor's Office as it relates to coronavirus (COVID-19). The SIJHSAA will be taking precautions as needed dealing with the coronavirus (COVID-19). In the last 24 hours the views and perspectives on the virus, its spread and containment, require that the SIJHSAA re-evaluate what we can do to balance the member school interests, the efforts of the student-athletes, families and coaches/directors, with our responsibilities as State Citizens. The SIJHSAA is doing its best with a rapidly changing situation. The following updates are provided for the sports of Girls and Boys Bowling and Volleyball.
canceled and will not be rescheduled.
*The increasing number of schools who are closing for an extended period of time.
*The variability in state host availability.
*Scheduled spring breaks and extended spring breaks.
*Governor Pritzker's mandate to cancel non essential events dealing with more than 250
*Multiple state high school associations across the country (including the IHSA) have canceled their remaining winter state series.
This type of developing situation will no doubt leave our athletes, member schools, and families with many questions. This is indeed unprecendented not only for the SIJHSAA, but many other organizations across the country. The SIJHSAA apreciates your patience and appologize for the inconvenience. Member schools will be notified when additional information is available.
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*Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a
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