Special to Iredell Free News
In conjunction with the decision made by the N.C. High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) and Iredell County, Iredell-Statesville Schools administrators have suspended all interscholastic athletics.
This includes all middle and high school workouts, skill development, practices, and contests as well as all recreation-based athletic sporting events on school properties as of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 13.
I-SS officials will continue to monitor the federal, state, and local health guidance regarding COVID-19 and provide updates when further decisions are made.
I-SS announced the decision in a news release in conjunction with the Iredell County Parks and Recreation Department.
“Iredell County Parks and Recreation Department cares deeply about the health of our communities,
participants, members, and employees and we are keeping a close eye on the development, science,
and all information available on the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19),” the department said in a news release. “Our intention is not to overreact from a position of undue fear or alarm, and we want to be pro-active and be responsive to help in any way we can. “With that in mind, we join many other state and local agencies with suggested recommendations and mitigation guidance.
The Iredell County Parks and Recreation Department has suspended all recreation-based athletic sporting events. This includes soccer and baseball practices, games, and matches, as of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 13.
Additionally, the department is postponing Senior Adult trips traveling to the South Carolina Zoo and N.C. Outer Banks.
Recreation department officials will continue to monitor federal, state, and local health guidance regarding COVID-19 and provide updates further decisions made.