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UPDATE: Arkansas Activities Association Releases Statement on the Resumption Status of Contact Sports


The Arkansas Activities Association (AAA) released a statement today regarding the possible resumption of contact sports this fall in Arkansas high schools. As you know, the AAA has allowed contact sports to resume workouts under very strict conditions, but has not allowed the full resumption of practices and games for contact sports. The restrictions so far have been applied to sports such as football, volleyball, basketball, and martial arts. Today’s announcement opens the door for possible resumption of contact sports on the contingency that guidelines set forth by the Arkansas governor’s office, and the Arkansas Department of Health are followed.

Today’s AAA Announcement (Photo Credit: Twitter.com)

The announcement does not indicate that contact sports will resume, but is an all important first step. Governor Asa Hutchinson will still have to make a decision to allow the sports to continue. Included in the announcements are several options that Arkansas and its contiguous states are considering, such as amending schedules, that may occur before the final decision to play is made.

So, Arkansas high school fans can be “cautiously optimistic” at this point, but, it is a positive first step for all who want to see contact sports played in the fall.

Stay with Resident Press for more information on this and all high school sports in the River Valley and across Arkansas.

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