March 11, 2020 – By NJP
Each day, we hear more and more about the challenges that the COVID-19 strain brings to the world. The effects on sports in the US is reaching never before seen levels of cancellations of major sporting events, never mind putting the entire Spring High School season at risk.
With today’s announcements, which include The NBA shutting down until further notice, NCAA’s March Madness going without live fans, Travel restriction globally (no Europe travel coming or going), St. Patrick’s Day parade and event cancellations, many temporary school closures in NJ, and now even Tom Hanks being diagnosed with the virus, the white elephant in the room will surround around the Spring High School sports schedule.
It will be a shame to lose the much looked forward to Volleyball season about to start on April 1. Obviously, player and student safety will always come first for decision makers.
We welcome comments and views on the topic… even a brainstorm about potential alternatives to help the NJSIAA with their decision making…
CDC links here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Wishing all members of our NJP volleyball community continued health and safety from this situation as well as a quick resolve.