Desert Sands Unified School District has approved for indoor sports to be played, pending test results.
These sports include basketball and wrestling. Unfortunately, volleyball is not eligible to play since the end-of-season date has passed.
Local high school basketball programs within the district – Palm Desert, Indio, La Quinta and Shadow Hills – are all expected to start practice in preparation for a season as soon as Friday.
Sources tell KESQ Sports Director Blake Arthur that the Aztecs plan to be back in the gym on Friday since they did testing on Wednesday afternoon.
Other programs in the district – Indio, La Quinta and Shadow Hills have testing scheduled for Thursday and Friday with the hope of getting back in the gym on Monday since testing results take 24-48 hours.
According to coaches, these initial practices will also serve as tryouts for the team.
As for PSUSD, indoor sports remain on hold. A spokesperson for the district told News Channel 3 that it is working on establishing testing routines so that indoor sports can begin the week of April 12, which is the first week after spring break.
The hope is that both districts, DSUSD and PSUSD, will be active with indoor sports by that time in order to play a full league schedule.
Stay with KESQ News Channel 3 for the latest as this story develops.