COVID-19: NYC Quote of the Day 2020-08-25

Tuesday, August 25, 2020, NYS Gov. Cuomo - Lower Risk Youth Sports Can Play in their Region, Higher Risk Youth Sports Can Practice

The question of youth sports has come up. The state has done a lot of research on youth sports and the guidance we've come up with is this: what's called lower risk sports - tennis, soccer, cross-country, field hockey, swimming - can start in all regions of the state - can practice and play - starting September 21. There is guidance posted by the Department of Health on just how they should do it. There will be no travel, practice, or play permitted outside of the school's region. A school can play in the region, they can play with the contiguous region or county, but nothing outside of that until October 19th.

We're doing this in phases. We want to see what the effect is, we want to see how it works. Schools opening in general is a big question mark. What would the effect be? The Fall is a big question mark. Many of the experts are suggesting that may be a second wave or reoccurrence so phasing it will allow us to watch it. The "higher risk sports," where there is full physical contact, like tackle football, wrestling, rugby, ice hockey, may continue to practice, but they're not authorized to play at this point.
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