PIAA opts for county-by-county return to high school sports

Posted on May 21, 2020 in Homepage, Newspaper.

The restart of high school athletics in Pennsylvania will follow the state government’s coronavirus reopening plan, the PIAA board agreed Wednesday.

The Board of Control elected to use as a guide the state’s reopening instructions, which allow a county-by-county status change during the coronavirus pandemic. Under the Plan for Pennsylvania, many counties have gone from the harshest of the three phases, the “red phase” to the “yellow phase,” though large swathes of the Philadelphia suburbs into the Lehigh Valley remain red. Schools can only reopen when a county or region attains the “green phase,” and sports won’t happen if schools can’t open. 

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