The Arkansas Activities Association said Tuesday that it is preparing to resume activities and athletics this fall in accordance with the regular AAA calendar.

The AAA is the statewide organization of public and private schools that coordinates almost all interscholastic athletic and extracurricular activities.

Preparations will be contingent on compliance with all COVID-19 epidemic directives issued by the Governor’s Office and the Arkansas Department of Health.

Plans are being made to comply with directives to ensure making activities virus-safe. The AAA is working with the National Federation of State High School Associations, and the AAA’s Sports Medicine, Coach’s and Official’s advisory committees.

“All states contiguous to Arkansas have indicated they are making similar plans to begin as scheduled this fall. Plans are also being discussed at all levels in regard to adjustments to the calendar if necessary,” the statement said.

ACT tests are expected to be administered on July 18. Football practices and the high school golf season starts on August 3. Football practices with full pads will start August 8.

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