It appears COVID-19 has reared its ugly head once more, as the recent surge in infections statewide prompted Greater Boston League (GBL) officials to put a temporary hold on all competition as of Monday, Jan. 3. The suspension of competition and practices is, for now; set to be in place until Saturday, Jan. 8, when practices can resume.
All eight member schools in the GBL, of which Revere, Malden and Everett are included, are subject to the suspension. Barring an extension of the timeframe, competitions are set to resume on Tuesday the 11th.
In a statement released Monday, the league expressed its hope that the halt will only be temporary. “It is the hope of league officials that this stoppage will allow our member schools to focus on policies and procedures for all student-athletes and coaches, to ensure that we can continue to provide the safest possible environment for competitors,” the statement read. “Each district will create their own policy specific to spectators at competitions. The visiting team will adhere to the host team’s spectator policy.”