As a result of the continued impact of the COVID pandemic and the conditions caused by the state’s wildfires, the California Interscholastic Federation announced Aug. 31 that it is temporarily suspending a bylaw prohibiting high school teams from playing on Sundays.

The temporary suspension of Bylaw 504.M is only for competitions – not for practices or any other team activities – and will remain in effect for the 2021 fall sports season, according to a CIF press release.

The release also noted that if a CIF-sanctioned competition is postponed directly due to documented COVID cases (or the quarantine resulting from such cases), wildfires (or poor air quality resulting from wildfires), other natural disasters or a declared state of emergency, the schools involved may mutually agree to reschedule that competition for the Sunday immediately following the postponement.

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