The Virginia High School League announced Thursday that fall schedules for athletics and activities will be delayed.

The VHSL Executive Committee held a meeting in Charlottesville to discuss fall sports and members decided they could not make any final decisions about the season at this time.

They agreed to meet sometime in July and again in August to further consider fall sports for the upcoming year.

“All our efforts are working towards advocating for the opening of sports and activities in a safe and reasonable way,” VHSL Executive Director Billy Haun said. “As we move forward, it would not be reasonable to release at this time a fall schedule or calendar until we learn more about future phases.

“We are committed to getting this right and getting our students participating in activities. I think we can make a much better informed decision once we have more parameters and possible restrictions.”

Virginia is set to move into Phase Three of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s “Forward Virginia”plan on July 1. Even in Phase Three, social distancing is required for sports. The VHSL is hopeful that the state eventually can move toward another phase that might loosen some of the limitations for sports.

No date has been set yet for the next VHSL meeting.

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