UIL extends suspension of contests, practices to May 4 amid Coronavirus concernsFree Access

AUSTIN — The University Interscholastic League (UIL) announced an extension to its suspension of contests and practices during the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday, March 19.

The newest extension sets the earliest date for competition back to Monday, May 4. On Friday, March 13, the UIL announced the initial suspension would last until March 29.

“We are working diligently on contingency plans to conduct state championships in each of the activities that have been suspended,” UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt said in a press release. “While the immediate future is unclear, we are committed to providing these much-desired activities to all Texas students and will prepare for all possible outcomes, including school closures.”

In their press release, the UIL said its member schools will be given a “reasonable acclimatization period” for teams to practice and prepare for the return to competition after the extended hiatus.

“All decisions remain flexible and will be consistent with the advice of local, state and federal officials,” the UIL’s release read in part.

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