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North Carolina High School Athletic Association Commissioner Que Tucker sent an email to NCHSAA member schools Thursday morning concerning the NCHSAA’s plans after Governor Roy Cooper’s announcement Wednesday that Phase Two of his ‘reopening plan’ will be extended until at least September 11.

“Unfortunately, this announcement means that the start of sports for the 2020-2021 school year will be delayed beyond September 1 for NCHSAA member schools,” said Tucker. “The NCHSAA Staff and Board of Directors will review all available options, seek input from SMAC, DPI, a sports Ad Hoc Committee, and announce a calendar for playing sports during the upcoming school year. It is hoped that we can make this announcement prior to August 17, 2020.”

Tucker continued, “We want to play sports during this upcoming school year and are making plans to do so; however, the health and safety of all participants, including coaches and other essential staff, will be a priority as decisions and plans are made.”

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