High-risk sports get green light to resume in NY

WNYT Staff
Updated: January 22, 2021 07:17 PM
Created: January 22, 2021 04:10 PM

The long wait may soon be over for some high school athletes in the Capital Region.

Gov. Cuomo's office has given clearance for high-risk sports like basketball, hockey and football to begin as soon as February 1.

Low and moderate-risk sports competed in the fall and are currently doing so this winter season.

This is the first step towards practice and competition for sports that have been deemed high-risk by the New York State Department of Health. Now, it's up to the local health departments to approve any on-field, on-court and on-ice activities.

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association postponed the football season from the fall to the spring with hopes of declined COVID risks.

Here is the full list of high-risk sports: football, wrestling, ice hockey, rugby, basketball, contact lacrosse, volleyball, martial arts, competitive cheer & group dance.


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