NJSIAA STATEMENT - Executive Order #149 - Return to Sports
May 30, 2020
“The governor’s executive order (EO #149) regarding organized sports is a positive step. Specifically related to high school athletics, this executive order makes it clear that interscholastic sports may resume in accordance with reopening protocols issued by the NJSIAA – which, in turn, will be based on Department of Health protocols. The executive order also notes that activities related to high school sports may not resume any earlier than June 30, 2020.
“To establish a workable framework for a safe return, the NJSIAA has – as previously announced – convened a pair of specialized task forces. Establishing these two groups was an essential step because, given that interscholastic athletics – unlike other levels of sport – are school-based, they must be fully in sync with the overall return-to-school plans of our member schools.”