The UIL has released new guidelines on how schools are to conduct themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic. The UIL previously allowed sports teams to practice at their discretion, but reversed that as of Monday.
They will not allow practices, open gyms or weight room activity at any school.
In their latest statement released Monday, they sent out the following info:
“As the situation stands, all UIL contests are suspended through March 29 due to COVID-19. As new information is released, the UIL will continue to make informed decisions and provide amended plans as we have them.
“We have received several questions concerning practices and spring football. At this time, all practices and workouts conducted outside the school day, as well as spring football, are postponed until March 29. During this time, a school shall not conduct practices or use school facilities or equipment. This means that no practices or workouts outside the school day can be conducted during the time period of March 16 through March 29. School practices include open gyms, open facilities and open weight rooms. All athletic facilities should remain closed until further notice for both nonschool and school activities.
“In the case that spring football is canceled altogether, football workouts would resume on Aug. 3 and teams would be able to add an additional scrimmage.
“As this is a rapidly changing situation, please look for future correspondence from UIL. If you have any questions, please email athletics @uiltexas .org or contact a UIL athletic staff member.”