Last week, Washington became one of seven states nationwide to make the decision to formally delay the start of the high school sports season.
Like Washington, Arizona and West Virginia made the delay only a week or two. New Jersey pushed back its fall season by a month.
Two others, Tennessee and Vermont, have delayed the start without announcing a start date.
And New Mexico became the first state in the country to push high-contact sports like football and soccer to the spring.
Several others state appear to be on the verge of making a decision.
But the most disconcerting news to come out last week, at least as it relates to the possible future of high school sports in Washington, came from the Northwest Athletic Conference, the governing body of community college sports in the Pacific Northwest.
The NWAC, which houses its executive offices right here in Vancouver, decided to delay the start of almost all of its sports until February at the earliest. Only cross country and golf are still slated to hold fall seasons.