KSHSAA board to review recommendations for winter activities

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Posted at 6:00 AM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 07:02:20-05

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — During a special meeting Tuesday afternoon, the board of directors of the Kansas State High School Activities Association will discuss a set of recommendations to delay winter activities for high school and middle school students.

The recommendations come as a result of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the state.

The biggest recommendation is to delay the start of the winter activities season to Jan. 15, 2021.

The recommendations for high school activities cover a variety of aspects from mask wearing to practicing:

  • Allowing virtual competition only in the debate and scholars bowl
  • Not allowing fans at competitions from Jan. 15 - 28, 2021
  • Allowing a limited number of fans after Jan. 29, 2021
  • Allow practice to continue, except from December 23, 2020 to January 3, 2021
  • Require fans, coaches, support staff to wear masks, and athletes and referees would be required to wear masks when not actively competing or officiating

The KSHSAA also recommends limiting how many competitions in which teams can participate. For example, the recommendation calls for basketball teams to only play 13 games before the playoffs.

There is a full list of the recommendations on the KSHSAA’s website.

A live broadcast of the special meeting will be streamed on the KSHSAA’s YouTube channel. It begins at 1 p.m. Anyone who would like to make a comment during the public forum portion of the meeting must register by 11 a.m. by emailing