(Renton, WA) On Thursday, July 16, Governor Jay Inslee rolled back some of the conditions for those counties in phase 3 from allowing groups up to 50 back down to groups of 10 along with banning entertainment both indoor and outdoor. This has now put a stop to all of the summer sports that had been restarted in some counties, baseball, softball and basketball mostly.
We had a chance to catch up with the WIAA Executive Director Mick Hoffman who talked with us on what he thought the new restrictions did as far as getting Fall sports to begin. Hoffman says the WIAA Executive Board is set to meet on Tuesday, July 21 where he expects some decisions to be made but says things are so fluid that everyone needs to understand that plans can change in an instant.
Hoffman continues to urge everyone to set aside politics and opinions and to follow the guidelines and hope it will be enough to get some kind of competition scheduled this Fall. Hoffman says, “if you want to see kids in classrooms and on the field or court or wherever they compete then wear a mask, wash your hands and social distance.
Here is the complete interview with Hoffman