I hesitate to make statements such as "Texas will never..." as in never close again, never cancel a sporting season, never only allow parents to attend a sporting event, etc.
Allow me to address a few of those statements.
- When staff and students stayed home for pretty much the entire 4th 9-weeks this year, this had NEVER BEEN DONE, at least in the last 100 years. No leadership had ever experienced anything like it, and it would not have been projected... Say, similarly to a long closure for acclimate weather. So to say it won't close again... seems a little hard headed. Many people could have never seen it closed to begin with.
- Never cancel a sporting season? What about UIL canceling events in March/April/May? Had that ever happened before? I bet it could happen again if need be.
- Only allow parents? For graduation in the districts I've worked for... special tickets are offered. I could see how each athlete would either provide a list of names or only hold a small number of passes for family members. This absolutely seems doable. I've worked with band programs who operated off of a paid list to allow students to attend social events... Name not on the list, no entrance. I am pretty sure with multiple gate keepers a list of names could be generated for football games.
Texas' Coronavirus testing has resulted in more positive cases either due to more spread or more tests being made available. Nonetheless, we are considered in the FIRST WAVE of Covid-19, with no real treatment or vaccines for the future.
I would hesitate to make assumptions of what will happen.
Is it possible that we will return to normal? Yes
Is it possible that we won't return to normal? Yes
Even if UIL releases a statement of what its plans will be, a real second phase of infections and hospitalizations could result in closures that we've never seen before.
I would say by not watching the news you're probably enjoying your life more than by following it closely and wondering what's going to happen. My only final statement would be... it's just too early right now to know for sure what the plan will be.