Winter sports in the Carmi White County school district will not go forward until conflicting guidance between the Illinois High School Association and the Illinois Department of Public Health is resolved.

That was the message given by Superintendent Brad Lee during this month's meeting of the Unit 5 board. The mixed messaging is expected to be cleared up this Thursday when officials with the Governor's office, the Illinois department of Public Health and the Illinois High School Association meet. 

Supt. Lee laid out the time line that resulted in the conflict between the IHSA and the IDPH. On Oct. 28, officials with the IHSA announced that high school basketball could go forward as originally scheduled. Then, just 24 hours later, officials with the IDPH determined that basketball was a “high risk” sport as it pertains to the potential spread of COVID-19. Government officials suggested that basketball should be delayed until spring. 

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