High school football, other “high risk” sports not allowed to play in New York


(WETM) – Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday that high school football and other high-risk sports such as wrestling and ice hockey will not be allowed to start their seasons on time.

Sports that are designated as “low-risk” such as soccer, cross-country, field hockey, tennis, and swimming are allowed to start practice and playing on Sept. 21.

Teams will not be allowed to travel out of the state or outside of their school’s region for any kind of travel, practice, or competition, according to the Governor.

High Risk sports will be allowed to practice on the 21st but won’t be able to play.

Schools are encouraged to follow the Department of Health’s protocols when it comes to fall sports.

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