SCHSL: Coronavirus Update

Tammie Newman, Director of Communications/Public Relations                        / 803.896.0417

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                        Thursday, March 12, 2020

 SCHSL and ongoing Coronavirus update

South Carolina High School League staff is staying abreast of all information pertaining to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) as it pertains to South Carolina middle and high school athletics. Today, the SCHSL Executive Committee met via teleconference to discuss the virus and state of SC member school athletic programs. After a lengthy discussion, the committee decided to postpone any decision until a Superintendent’s conference call scheduled for Monday, March 16, 2020.

Once the Superintendents meet, the SCHSL Executive Committee will reconvene via conference call to determine any changes to the spring sports season for our member schools.

“The committee is weighing all aspects of the virus as well as school operations and extra-curricular activities to include athletics,” states Commissioner Jerome Singleton.

We are in regular contact with SCDHEC and SCHSL Sports Medicine Advisory Committee which is comprised of health and medical professionals from across the state.

It is in the publics best interest to stay informed with CDC and SCDHEC websites and social media platforms. The links below are being updated regularly for public viewing:

Center for Disease Control

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

***Event protocol as suggested by SCDHEC:

Most importantly, please remain home if you are sick and avoid contact with other individuals to prevent the spread of this virus.