The GHSA has tentative plans on how to react if the swine flu reaches Georgia high schools and affects spring sports.
The threat of swine flu has postponed all high school athletic competition in Texas and Alabama. Georgia’s governing body is monitoring the situation and has taken no action at this time.
“If Georgia were put in the same situation that Texas and Alabama finds itself in, then obviously all the extracurricular activities would have to be stopped,” GHSA executive director Ralph Swearngin said. “We’ve had some of these same type of discussions a few years back when there was the possibility of the bird flu. There were concerns that the epidemic was going to hit, and the CDC and other groups had seminars for our school people.”
The GHSA’s top priority would be to complete the state championships of all of its spring sports.
Here’s how things might work under Sweargin’s swine flu scenario:
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