The word began to filter out about two weeks ago.

WIAA MANDATES VACCINE PROOF OR TESTING FOR WINTER SPORTS

We heard from parents about 'poke to play,' or testing. After investigating, indeed, the WIAA (Washington Interscholastic Activities Association) has placed a mandate on what are referred to as 'high risk' or close contact sports including boy's-girl's hoops, wrestling, and winter cheer. This applies to all high school and middle school winter sports.

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All high school and middle school athletes in these sports must present vaccine proof or fill out the affidavit saying they are willing to test twice a week during the season. A coach-administrator will be conducting the tests.

Some middle school parents whose children are rather advanced in basketball say they will just skip school ball and play club or AAU.

 WILL THIS AFFECT YOUR CHILD'S PARTICIPATION?

We want to know your opinion. We've heard all sorts of responses from parents. Some are not upset, others feel testing is a chore to put up with but as long as their child is healthy, no worries. Others are adamant against it. Some middle school parents whose children are rather advanced in basketball say they will just skip school ball and play club or AAU.

Take our poll below, it's anonymous. This applies to anyone in our listening-reading audience, not just Tri-Cities. We want to hear your opinion.

 

 

 

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