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UHSAA puts winter high school sports on hold, including tryouts for basketball and wrestling

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Posted at 8:54 AM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 10:54:51-05

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah High School Activities Association has weighed in on Governor Herbert’s new state of emergency regarding COVID-19.

In a letter from UHSAA Assistant Director, Jeff Cluff, member schools were notified that while the state football championships will still be staged, winter sports activities and practices will be suspended until at least November 23. That includes tryouts for boys and girls basketball as well as boys and girls wrestling.

Here’s the complete letter:

Officials,

Hope this email finds you healthy and well.

Please read the memo below that went to our member schools this evening:

Good evening:

The UHSAA is also aware of this evening's State Health Order from Governor Herbert. Association staff will work with the Governor's Office and the State Health Department to understand the unique impacts to UHSAA activities, including the conclusion of the UHSAA State Football Championships and UHSAA winter activities.

The UHSAA will communicate with member schools as soon as information is available on protocols and procedures moving forward. The safety of students and Utah communities will continue to be paramount to the Association and its member high schools.

For the purpose of winter sports, all winter sport activities and practices will be suspended until at least November 23. This includes tryouts for boys' basketball, girls' basketball, boys' wrestling and girls' wrestling.

To summarize, we will update you as more information comes available. I am kindly asking you to please refrain from filling up my email or text messages. I will send an update as soon as we have sport specific information.

I appreciate all you do for the UHSAA and its member schools.

Sincerely,

Jeff Cluff

Assistant Director

UHSAA