WIAA keeping tabs on swine flu

Editor's note: the following press release was issued Thursday morning by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, the governing body for statewide athletics and other activities at the high school level. In Texas and Alabama, sporting events have been postponed due to swine flu fears.

"The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association has received several inquiries related to the swine influenza and its potential impact on school events.

"The WIAA staff is in communication with the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and will administer necessary updates as the situation continues to develop.

"The WIAA is committed to the safety and health of all involved in WIAA athletics and activities and will respond appropriately regarding the scheduling of events."

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