It’s not quite the end-all yet, but the 46-page “Return To Learn” guide produced by the Hawaii Department of Education provides details and layers — phases — for a return to the classrooms and fields for high school student-athletes.
As of today (Monday), pubic-school baseball and softball coaches are expecting to start conditioning workouts on Mar. 29, though it is not written in stone. Oahu is in Tier 3 and could ramp up to Tier 4 by Mar. 25, according to Mayor Rick Blangiardi, if COVID-19 numbers continue to decline and Gov. David Ige approves.
Administrators and coaches of spring sports are expected to meet this week. A return to public high school campuses could happen after spring break (Mar. 15-19), according to one coach. Baseball and softball coaches believe conditioning workouts may begin on Mar. 29.
The DOE guide is in PDF form. Click here for a look.