The California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section, which is the governing body for high school athletics in most of Southern California, have closed their offices due to the continued concerns in an abundance of caution related to the COVID-19 virus. The offices will be closed through Friday, March 27.

Commissioner Rob Wigod announced recently that the Southern Section offices of the CIF will be closed through Friday, March 27. Valley News/Courtesy photo

“At that we will reevaluate our office service based on the recommendations and guidance of local state and federal health organizations,” Rob Wigod, commissioner of CIF Southern Section, said.

The CIF Southern Section is the largest of the 10 sections that comprise the California Interscholastic Federation. Its membership includes most public and private high schools in Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. Teams from the Los Angeles Unified School District and surrounding areas have competed in the CIF Los Angeles City Section since 1935.

All employees will be working remotely during this time and will be reachable via their individual email accounts, which can be found, along with other sports information, at www.cifss.org. The CIF Southern Section Executive Committee Meeting, planned for Thursday, March 26, and the March 31 CIF Southern Section Council Meeting have both been postponed to a date yet to be determined. Plans to hold both meetings remotely are currently being put together and more information and direction will be forthcoming once those are finalized. Information on the scheduled April 3 CIF State Federated Council Meeting will be released via the website.

JP Raineri can be reached by email at sports@reedermedia.com.