IHSA meets with Deputy Gov. Jesse Ruiz, IDPH on winter sports

  • IHSA executive director Craig Anderson

    IHSA executive director Craig Anderson

Chicago Sun-Times
Updated 1/7/2021 6:49 PM

Illinois High School Association and Illinois Elementary School Association leaders met with Deputy Gov. Jesse Ruiz and Illinois Department of Public Health director Dr. Ngozi Ezike on Wednesday evening via Zoom.

The IHSA asked the IDPH to "review the risk levels of all remaining sports, with consideration for lowering some sports from their current risk levels."


"We believe that there is both data and science that validate the idea that we can safely conduct sports," IHSA executive director Craig Anderson said in a statement. "We have seen it work in other states and believe it can in Illinois if we utilize the mitigations provided by IDPH and the IHSA (Sports Medicine Advisory Committee). Students are already leaving or participating out of state on weekends. We believe that competing for their high school remains the safest venue for participation.'"

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