Alabama High School Athletic Association Update on COVID-19

AHSAA sports events to be suspended starting March 18

COVID-19 alert includes practices, other activities for at least 2.5 weeks

Gulf Coast Media Sports
Posted 3/14/20

In a March 13 memo from AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese addressed to: Superintendents, Principals, Athletic Directors and Head Coaches of Spring Sports, he stated: Based on the Governor’s and the Alabama State Department of Education’s (ALSDE) directives, all schools across the state for a period of 2.5 weeks beginning ….

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Alabama High School Athletic Association Update on COVID-19

AHSAA sports events to be suspended starting March 18

COVID-19 alert includes practices, other activities for at least 2.5 weeks

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. - In a March 13 memo from AHSAA Executive Director  Steve Savarese to:    Superintendents, Principals, Athletic Directors and Head Coaches of Spring Sports, he stated:

"All athletic events including, but not limited to, contests, practices, weightlifting and conditioning are hereby suspended during this time."

 - March 13 Update on COVID-19 from Steve Savarese:

Based on the Governor’s and the Alabama State Department of Education’s (ALSDE) directives to close all schools across the state for a period of 2.5 weeks beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020, all athletic events including, but not limited to, contests, practices, weightlifting and conditioning are hereby suspended during this time.

The last date for any athletic activity will be Tuesday, March 17th.

The AHSAA will continue to work with the ALSDE, Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), Center of Disease Control (CDC) and the AHSAA Medical Advisory Board (MAB) to analyze the status of the current health situation.

At the end of the 2.5 week school closure period, the AHSAA will reevaluate health conditions and determine the status of spring sports championship play.

In the meantime, we pray everyone remains safe during this challenging time.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Please visit AHSAA.com for all updates and current information.  On Monday, March 16th,  the AHSAA will provide updated FAQ.