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    Yes we already have a swine flu thread, but this is so outrageous(and track oriented) it needed it's own thread.

    Seperate state track meets in Florida for open and closed schools.

    http://tinyurl.com/d8pjom


    "Any student-athlete's school that is closed by the department of health in its county until or through May 8 will be allowed to compete in a make-up state track meet. This event will occur on Saturday, May 16th at Showalter Field in Orlando, beginning at 4 p.m.

    In addition, athletes who compete in the initial meet and earn medals will keep those medals even if their marks are beaten during the make-up meet.
    There are no strings on me

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    Re: More Swine Flu Insanity

    Originally posted by guru
    Yes we already have a swine flu thread, but this is so outrageous(and track oriented) it needed it's own thread.

    Seperate state track meets in Florida for open and closed schools.

    http://tinyurl.com/d8pjom


    "Any student-athlete's school that is closed by the department of health in its county until or through May 8 will be allowed to compete in a make-up state track meet. This event will occur on Saturday, May 16th at Showalter Field in Orlando, beginning at 4 p.m.

    In addition, athletes who compete in the initial meet and earn medals will keep those medals even if their marks are beaten during the make-up meet.
    I don't live too far from Freedom High (one of the schools closed by Hillsborough County) and most parents are bewildered by the whole thing.

    Freedom High is where Calvin Smith Jr. went to HS.

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    • #3
      And they're now changing the name to Lack Of Freedom High. :-)

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      • #4
        I'm blaming the Law Dudes and the litigious nature of our culture. If someone came down with SF, they'd sue the FHSAA's 'flagrant disregard' of public health.

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        • #5
          A So. Cal school system has declared that handshakes, high fives, hugging and bus travel are banned. No word on sharing that pesky baton thing . . .

          http://nphs.org/news/pdf/FluAthletics.pdf

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          • #6
            Re: More Swine Flu Insanity

            Originally posted by Dutra
            I don't live too far from Freedom High (one of the schools closed by Hillsborough County) and most parents are bewildered by the whole thing.

            As are the athletes and coaches.

            http://tinyurl.com/ctcj4j
            There are no strings on me

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            • #7
              In one state, because one school in the state was closed by local concerns, the track coaches in all schools in that classification are required to have no contact with their athletes for 10 days prior to the district meets which will be held the day after the ban expires (assuming it does). And that ban applies to written or email contact! And the state meet goes on 3 days later. That ought to be beneficial to to the athletes, most of whom are trying to qualify for their state meet at districts! An even more rediculous ruling was that if the school had an "athletic period (usually the last class of the day)", they could continue to train and work with their coaches while those schools which do not have such a period must honor the ban. Such is the drivel and claptrap from administrators.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by bad hammy
                ... handshakes, high fives, hugging and bus travel are banned. .
                I was at an island resort deal in Thailand, Six Senses, a couple weeks ago that has like this permanent ban on TVs and meat. I was like, "uh.. that's cool, I don't do much of either of those." It's all getting a bit weird.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by nmzoo
                  In one state, because one school in the state was closed by local concerns, the track coaches in all schools in that classification are required to have no contact with their athletes for 10 days prior to the district meets which will be held the day after the ban expires (assuming it does). And that ban applies to written or email contact! And the state meet goes on 3 days later. That ought to be beneficial to to the athletes, most of whom are trying to qualify for their state meet at districts! An even more rediculous ruling was that if the school had an "athletic period (usually the last class of the day)", they could continue to train and work with their coaches while those schools which do not have such a period must honor the ban. Such is the drivel and claptrap from administrators.
                  I don't know about track, but this AM, I was talking to a parent in a state with such a ruling because of closed schools. He has a child in another sport. He said the coach is ignoring the foolishness.

                  Pat Palmer

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                  • #10
                    I've been to Stockholm, Amsterdam, Stuttgart and now Stansted airports since yesterday... everywhere people have been wearing masks.... ridiculous, if you ask me.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by gh
                      And they're now changing the name to Lack Of Freedom High. :-)
                      One of the other schools is Liberty Middle School.

                      Both supposedly will be open tomorrow.

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                      • #12
                        In all my days, I've never seen such hysteria as the reaction to "swine flu." If the reaction had been this way when I was a kid, when polio was still around, kids would never have been able to leave their houses.
                        Not sure if it's litigation-avoidance related, but this insanity has to stop. More people have been killed this year by swines than by swine flu.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by EPelle
                          I've been to Stockholm, Amsterdam, Stuttgart and now Stansted airports since yesterday... everywhere people have been wearing masks.... ridiculous, if you ask me.
                          As long as the folks with the flu are wearing the masks then presumably the rest of us are safe

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