Hillsborough student-athletes finally have something to look forward to, as the county on Friday announced a return-to-sports start date of June 15.
The announcement came four days after Pasco and Pinellas counties announced their return-to-sports dates. All students-athletes in Pasco can return to voluntary conditioning sessions beginning July 1. Only fall student-athletes in Pinellas can return to voluntary conditioning sessions on June 15.
In Hernando County, meanwhile, the tentative plan is for fall athletes and coaches to return for voluntary workouts June 15. Groups will be limited to 20 (including coaches) for 90-minute sessions, while the lockers and showers will remain closed. It’s all pending school board approval.
The tweet, posted Friday morning from the Hillsborough County Public Schools Athletic Department account, stated, “Superintendent (Addison) Davis has officially announced that cleared HCPS student-athletes can resume conditioning on June 15th per guidelines.
”Coaches will also receive information from their APA (Assistant Principal of Administration) on Monday, the tweet concluded.
Last Friday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis stated high schools “should absolutely assume a full high school football season,” in a podcast.
Contact Mari Faiello at email@example.com. Follow @faiello_mari.
• • •
Tampa Bay Times coronavirus coverage
THE CORONAVIRUS SCRAPBOOK: We collected your stories, pictures, songs, recipes, journals and more to show what life has been like during the pandemic.
GET THE DAYSTARTER MORNING UPDATE: Sign up to receive the most up-to-date information.
SO YOU WANT TO LEAVE YOUR HOUSE? Read these 10 tips first
UNEMPLOYMENT Q&A: We answer your questions about Florida unemployment benefits
LISTEN TO THE CORONAVIRUS PODCAST: New episodes every week, including interviews with experts and reporters
HAVE A TIP?: Send us confidential news tips
We’re working hard to bring you the latest news on the coronavirus in Florida. This effort takes a lot of resources to gather and update. If you haven’t already subscribed, please consider buying a print or digital subscription.