'Low-risk' high school sports can resume in New York next month
About six months after the pandemic wiped out the spring high school season, it could be game on again next month for some fall sports.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that low-risk sports such as field hockey, soccer, tennis, swimming, golf and cross-country can resume practice Sept. 21 and then play games.
Travel for practice or play will be prohibited outside of the school's region or counties until Oct. 19.
The state's athletic association has to approve safety guidelines that schools will have to meet to protect its athletes.
And with many districts turning to remote learning, transportation issues are also on the docket to be addressed.
The governor says higher risk sports like football and volleyball can practice starting Sept. 21, but will not be able to play games yet. They may not be able to until Dec. 31.
Indoor facilities can admit up to 50% capacity and no more than two spectators per player will be allowed.