If high schools in Eastern Oregon resume competitive events in 2021, the teams might seek to limit their opponents to relatively nearby schools to reduce travel and make it easier to comply with COVID-19 precautions.
This regional approach would prioritize distance between schools rather than whether they’re in the same district or league.
Athletic directors from regional high schools, while in the midst of the series of three “mini-sessions” this fall that allow teams to have practices, also are discussing a regional approach to scheduling for when regular contests begin.
“We believe it is prudent to restrict our travel to schools closer to home, and these schools offer us competitive games for our players,” said Beccy Nordvedt, athletic director at Enterprise High School. “Decreasing the risk of exposures contributes to being able to not only continue to practice and compete, but also helps to keep our doors open for students