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VHSL prepares for reopening of schools

With Tuesday’s announcement of Gov. Ralph Northam’s plan to reopen K-12 public schools in Virginia, the Virginia High School League staff will begin the process to align his Phase II and Phase III plan with the work the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee has already done, then share those guidelines with its Executive Committee, according to a release from the VHSL.

The VHSL will provide the final guidelines to school divisions as local school boards develop plans for reopening. The League is the principal sanctioning organization for interscholastic athletic competition among public high schools in the state.

“Once we review the documents provided by the governor to reopen schools, we will move as quickly as possible to develop guidelines that will align with his plans,” said VHSL Executive Director Dr. John W. “Billy” Haun. “It is important to say that these guidelines must also align with local school divisions and superintendents reopening plans under Phase II and III.


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