This has zilch to do with XC, but in my college fraternity, one of the PR officers who handled all mail correspondence would be tasked with sending Christmas cards to all of the members' homes as well as the homes of any high-profile recruits. That sounds all fine and dandy until one considers that our membership and recruitment pool was rather diverse. Some of our members and recruits were followers of other religions, namely Judaism and Islam, so sending a Christmas card to their homes would've been ignorant at best and offensive at worst. I had the honor of holding that particular PR position and hated every second of it.I don't expect to get yelled at. I honestly had to stop and count to ten. I was seeing red. I had a run in with a lady years ago at a Wal-mart when I ran into a friend I hadn't seen in 15-20 years and as we parted I said "Happy Holidays and tell your family I said hello." Out of the blue, this lady comes up to me and says "We say Merry Christmas!" I was dumbfounded as I didn't realize she was berating me for wishing my friend and his family Happy Holidays. I thought she was just randomly speaking to me. A crowd gathered as I stood there and took it from her. After I had treated her like she was in distress and should I get her some help. I eventually figured out why I was being scolded. When she was done, I said, "Hope you and your family have Happy Holidays!!!" Crowd laughed and thought it was really funny. It wasn't even Thanksgiving yet and I was ripped for saying Happy Holidays and not Merry Christmas.
With regard to XC or any other fall sport, I don't know what's going to happen, but much like with this past spring, all one can do is take it one day at a time and prepare as if the entire season will take place as scheduled. If the competitive portion of the XC season was scheduled to start right now, would it be allowed to occur under normal conditions? I don't know the answer to that, and until the answer is an unequivocal "yes," there's more work to do.