Governor JB Pritzker Friday ordered that Illinois schools remain closed for the remainder of the school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Illinois High School Association had expressed a willingness to have a shortened Spring sports season, but that likely won’t happen now.
Following is a statement from IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson:
“The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors is scheduled to meet via video conference on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.
“At that meeting, the Board will make a final determination on the IHSA’s spring sport state tournaments based on the Governor’s announcement on April 17 that Illinois high schools will not return to in-person learning this school year.
“As we previously indicated, the cessation of in-person learning will make it difficult for the IHSA to conduct spring state tournaments this year. More information will be provided following Tuesday’s Board meeting.”