CHICO, Calif. – As cases climb, some school districts are switching gears with plans for the rest of the semester. Athletic Director at Chico High School, Jason Alvistur, said right now sports for them is just on hold.
"We have not received any specific word from the CIF or the State Department of Public Health on what to do next," explained Alvistur.
Alvistur says they are going by the guidelines that were put out in August for youth sports.
"We are trying to follow those right now,” said Alvistur. “We have six teams on campus right now that are conditioning and doing skill development. We all have schedules on paper and are hoping to play, but right now that's just word on paper."
One of the other things Alvisur talked about was how much the kids are enjoying playing.
"Kids need to play, I am telling you the kids are so excited to be back," says Alvisur. "The football players the volleyball players there is a joy to get into a gym or on the field and work out and be with each other. They have been really good about following the rules, they are so excited to be together. I know we are in a pandemic and I know it is crazy but if there is a way for these kids to play I think it is so important."
For now, Volleyball is still set to start in late December, and football on January 8.
Paradise High School has also had to make changes for their athletics too. Action News Now spoke with Anne Stearns the Athletic Director and Volleyball coach. She says some are still getting to practice.
“Football is going and soccer, so any outside sports is still going,” shared Stearns. “If a sport can keep a six-foot distance and you can still be wearing masks outside, you can do conditioning outside."
Stearns said they have a northern section CIF meeting at the beginning of December. She said they will be talking about the start dates for their athletic programs. Right now, it is up in the air for these teams as well.