The high school spring sports season remains in limbo due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Idaho High School Activities Association on Tuesday extended its suspension of the season through April 20, aligning with recommendations from the Idaho State Board of Education's "soft closure" of schools.
In a release, the IHSAA said officials will continue to monitor and align with any future recommendations that come from the Idaho SBOE and Governor Brad Little's office. Little has already ordered a three-week stay-at-home order for the state.
Contingencies for a shortened season are being discussed by coaches and athletic directors across the state. The IHSAA has already said the dates for the spring state tournaments – May 11-16 – would likely not be pushed back.
IHSAA Executive Director Ty Jones told the Idaho Press that April 20 seemed like the reasonable timeframe.
“We just felt that it was important that the two dates are the same,” Jones said. “So that schools aren’t confused about what’s going on, when they can potentially come back and those types of things.”