CIF State cancels high school spring sports season in California amid spread of coronavirus

The CIF State office announced Friday that they have canceled spring high school sports Section, Regional, and State Championship events in California due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The CIF State office released a statement from executive director Ron Nocetti addressing the decision. It can be read below.

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – Based on the recent statements issued by Governor Newsom and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, regarding schools turning to distance learning for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) does not see an avenue for the spring sports season to continue. As such, in consultation today with the 10 Section Commissioners, the decision has been made to cancel spring Section, Regional, and State Championship events.

We understand this is disappointing for everyone involved in education-based athletics and empathize with our student-athletes and all who are impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. As always, our top priority is everyone’s ongoing health and safety during this challenging time, and we all look forward to the day when education-based athletics resumes.

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