Millikin Athletic Director Dr. Craig White says kids need to be in school in the fall and they need to be playing sports.
Dr. White fears if kids are not back in school in the fall and competing in sports, they may not return to school at all. He says they are watching how other states are handling the return of sports.
According to Dr. White, schedules for the fall sports season are set and reporting dates for athletes are in place. He is optimistic there is plenty of time before decisions have to be made and that should allow for time to learn more about the coronavirus.
Dr. White is optimistic the data surrounding the coronavirus shows younger people are not as adversely impacted by older individuals. He is encouraging their athletes to stay positive and be ready to get back to competing.