Governor OKs ‘Low Risk’ School Sports
Earlier this morning Governor Cuomo gave the go-ahead for certain sports to resume at schools.
WKBW reports the Governor gave guidelines allowing for "low risk" sports such as tennis, soccer, cross country and swimming. Those sports are permitted to may and compete starting September 21.
According to Cuomo's remarks, "there will be no play outside a school's particular region."
For the time being, sports like football, rugby, wrestling and ice-hockey are not allowed to compete. These "high risk" sports are permitted to practice, however.
The Governor says the situation regarding fall school sports will be re-evaluated on October 19.
According to Maxpreps, New York is among 15 states with a delayed fall start for high school sports. Fifteen states have outright delayed the start of high school sports until the 2021 season.
Two weeks ago, the Buffalo News reported The New York State Public High School Athletic Association elected to move the start date of fall sports from Aug. 24 to Sept. 21 "because of uncertainty regarding the reopening of schools amid the Covid-19 pandemic."