The horrific COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic crisis, which has engulfed a good portion of the world, is also having a huge impact upon education and, obviously, athletic programs. Schools have closed in many states and this means putting the spring season on hold and, in some cases, perhaps in jeopardy of being canceled entirely. Needless to say, most have never faced a situation like this before. Beyond being tragic, this major health issue is also highly unique.
While many athletic administrators may have emergency plans for their various venues in order to cover a variety of developments and situations, chances are good that these preparations may not help a lot concerning the ramifications of a pandemic. Also, you are basically on the receiving end of many decisions from governors and state departments of education which are totally out of your control.