Column: Concern grows about mental health impact of distance learning and no sports on high school students

One of the toughest aspects of COVID-19 for high school athletes, teachers, coaches and administrators is the uncertainty. How long will the distance learning period last following school beginning Aug. 18? When will hybrid learning begin? Will sports actually be played?

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Q&A with NFHS Executive Director Dr. Karissa Niehoff: ‘If there are no fall championships, state associations … will be in pretty dire straits financially’

Karissa Niehoff, the Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations, fielded questions from reporters in a virtual press conference addressing the return to high school sports from a national perspective.

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