Episcopal High School in Houston has scheduled an 8-game regular season for its football program. The Chairman of the Trustees of the school is the Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle, bishop of the Diocese of Texas. Practice begins August 17th.
Due to the Covid pandemic few if any Episcopal churches have celebrated communion for months.
As primary and secondary schools begin for the fall, many are planning online education only.
Some pro sports are being played. Pro baseball has suffered setbacks from Covid outbreaks. Pro basketball is being played in a bubble where players and other personnel are confined to a quarantined location for the season.
Many have argued that our highest priority should be making in-person primary and secondary education safe. And that this would involve steps such as: online-only university education, closing bars and other social gathering places such as in-person church, and no competitive sports.
Addendum: The Rev. Steven Wilson makes an excellent factual observation in the comments,
In the interest of fairness, the published schedule includes playing four other Episcopal-affilated schools in Texas: Episcopal School of Dallas, Parish Episcopal School of Houston, St John’s School of Houston, St Mark’s Episcopal School of Houston. It’s not a single institution making this decision–it’s multiple boards in two dioceses.