New York State Updates Guidelines For High-risk Youth Sports

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ALBANY – New York State updated its COVID-19 guidelines giving county health departments the power to determine if higher-risk youth sports can be played in their area.

In an update to the regulations on Friday, state leaders say the change will start February 1.






“Participants in higher risk sports and recreation activities may partake in individual or distanced group training and organized no/low-contact group training and, further, may partake in other types of play, including competitions and tournaments, only as permitted by the respective local health authorities (i.e., county health departments),” said the state in a statement.

Officials ask health authorities to consider the following factors in authorizing or continuing to prohibit higher risk sports in their areas:





  • whether there has been a more-transmissible variant of COVID-19 identified in the area,
  • local rates of COVID-19 transmission or rate of positivity, and
  • local ability to monitor and enforce compliance.

 











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1 Comment

  1. How can they even think of opening up these unnecessary sports?

    The REAL cases are rising everyday.. People are dying .. The new President said “There’s nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months.” (even tho before he was elected he said he had a plan).

    Cuomo just said on Friday “”The new strains are frightening”, “and there are going to be more strains, I would wager on it.”

    Everyone should be locked in their houses until this ENDS 100%,

    Hospitals are overwhelmed, yet they have enough time to make choreographed Tik Tok videos

    Get it yet ? ( on the same days , both sides of the aisle talk out both sides of their mouth )

    … Corona Virus Forever …. They told you “The New Normal”

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