TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — As schools look ahead to the fall semester, Leon County Schools says a decision about fall sports will happen in the coming weeks.
Scott Hansen is Leon County Schools' director of student activities. He said there have been coaches, athletic trainers, and student-athletes that have tested positive for COVID-19 in Leon County.
That and the Florida High School Athletic Association, uncertain of an official start date for fall sports led them to the tough decision to shut things down.
Starting tomorrow, all athletic training programs and practices will be canceled for the rest of the summer. We will make a final decision on Fall sports in the coming weeks.— Leon County Schools (@LeonSchools) July 13, 2020
The district also posted starting Tuesday all athletic training programs, and practices will be canceled for the rest of the summer, saying, "We will make a final decision on Fall sports in the coming weeks."
"It was overall looking at the state, and talking with our Department of Health here, and the CDC, and keeping in contact with them," said Hansen. "There wasn't any fallback with the coaches and athletic directors, they understand what we're doing at this point for safety."
Hansen said officials in Leon County will meet again in the next week to discuss a potential return date.
Along with Leon County Public Schools, Florida High, Saint John Paul II, and North Florida Christian also canceled summer workouts for their athletic programs.