Due to growing concerns over the COVID-19 situation, and after the announcement from the Governor of Arkansas, Department of Education, the Arkansas Activities Association will implement a dead period for all member schools.

The dead period begins Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

During this time coaches, licensed teachers, coaches, and registered volunteers shall be prohibited from engaging in any type of activity involving student-athletes weather it be practice, training, weightlifting, tryouts, competition, or travel.

School athletic facilities are to be closed during this period.

The Arkansas Activities Association will reassess the COVID-19 situation on March 30, 2020 and will announce further plans at that time.