Low-risk Youth Sports Able To Resume Under Phase Three Reopening

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JAMESTOWN – Low-risk youth sports will soon be able to resume play in Western New York.

Governor Andrew Cuomo made the announcement on Sunday.







He says regions in phase three of reopening can begin July 6 with up to two spectators allowed per child.

However, other summertime youth activities like overnight children’s camps are still on hold.







New York State’s Health Commissioner says that overnight camps are a difficult setting to manage social distancing, face covering and infection control practices.

“Overnight camps have congregate settings and sleeping arrangements in close quarters that present too many risks,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker. “In such a setting, even a single positive case in a camper or staff member could create an untenable quarantine situation and overwhelm camp health personnel that may not be able to handle a serious infectious outbreak of this nature.”













Zucker says day camps will be able to reopen on June 29 as long as they are following state guidelines.

 

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