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Western Athletic Conference statement on high risk winter sports

The Western Athletic Conference (WAC) has issued the following statement.

“The Western Athletic Conference  is developing a plan for the implementation of high risk winter sports (basketball, wrestling and cheerleading) with an anticipated start date of February 1, 2021. Our goal is to provide a safe, positive and meaningful interscholastic athletic experience for our students. We are working in consultation with our local county health departments to ensure the health and safety of our students, coaches, staff, officials and school communities. We appreciate the time our health departments are directing towards interscholastic athletics during these trying circumstances.

“As has become the norm with this pandemic, this situation is very fluid and ever changing. We will share an update on an official start date as more information becomes available and necessary approvals have been granted. Please continue to be patient, but ready to begin the season quickly if approval has been given. Thank you for your continued support during this most challenging time.”